Build

The whip cracked against the large back of the gladiator, nearly causing him to drop the heavy wooden beam he was shouldering to the excavation site. "Faster!" The overseer was spitting his commands in ruthless succession... His hand must have ached with the lashes he dealt to the throng of exhausted labourers. That frail little … Continue reading Build

Mindless

Pain. Agony. His torment was sealed in the torn musculature pulled by the cement-like mud through which he waded. The rains had been plentiful. The wetland was a merciless force of torture... dragging his dreary movements two steps back for every one he planted forward. He was swallowed again and again by the sloshy footholds … Continue reading Mindless

Ring

He stumbled amid the shifting obscurity of twisted shadowy boles. His breath was ragged with exhuastion; deep, violent intakes of air bathed his lungs in the suffocating fear of the feverish night. He felt his heart clawing to be released; the rising palpitations unleashing a pounding beast that could no longer be confined by the … Continue reading Ring