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‘TEARS WITHIN THE GLASS’ Part 20 of 24

Time had no meaning. The woman shrieked and jumped as a hand grabbed her wrist. A heartbeat later she saw it was her man, holding onto the twisted metal stairs dangling off the tower. She helped him into the nest, a blur, and held him tight as she sobbed. He was too weak to hug, so stroked her face, which was now partially ravaged by fire.

‘TEARS WITHIN THE GLASS’ Part 18 of 24

Deep beneath the water the pressure was beginning to tell on the man. Chest tightening. Moments felt like cycles. Ears ached. Senses clouded. Surrounded by darkness. Strength fading. Mind diming. A flurry of thoughts of his woman sharpened his senses. He did not know how deep he was but had not touched the bottom. He…

‘TEARS WITHIN THE GLASS’ Part 16 of 24

The next few cycles were calmer, the aftermath of such violence having taken its toll, especially the apes, who stuck to the mid-deck interior. The humans repaired the nest and disposed of the deck slaughter remains as effectively as possible.

‘TEARS WITHIN THE GLASS’ Part 15 of 24

The first wolf ran across the thorns, piercing its paws and sending it tumbling back into its partner and both off the tower with bone shattering results, tearing the trap away with them. The ape quartet began their own psyched ascent – gorillas stomping up the steps while the chimps climbed the tower framework acrobatically….

‘TEARS WITHIN THE GLASS’ Part 13 of 24

The inquisitive humans found learning enjoyable and useful. She taught him how to make satchels using materials gathered from the habitat. She also showed him how to create fire from metal sparks on dry wood. He shared analysis of many creatures abilities, trained her to swim on her back and to hold her breath longer…

‘TEARS WITHIN THE GLASS’ Part 12 of 24

Time had passed rapidly during the human’s enthusiastic exploration for knowledge. Fifty nest scratches resembled fifty cycles since their containers had opened. During this time one particular behaviour, demonstrated by many creatures that had found their kin, was studied by the humans – mating. This closeness, intimacy in some cases and aggression in others, felt…

‘TEARS WITHIN THE GLASS’ Part 11 of 24

At intervals along the aisle floor the humans discovered routes down into a five tier containment chamber below the water level. Similar to the aisle chamber above but also very different. The central trench was formed by sheer container walls, while embrasures and organic pod lighting existed here also. The habitat was gloomier, chillier and…

‘TEARS WITHIN THE GLASS’ Part 10 of 24

As they reached the gargantuan rig, spent and blistered, an eclectic crowd of jeering animals seemed to mock their return. The woman and man gave in to their parched throats and drank fresh water from wall pipes. Soon the ache in their heads and dazzle in their eyes abated. Her pale skin had taken on…