FICTION: JOLTS ABOVE, JOLTS BELOW
Another piece from a new writer, this time AARON JACOBS, who brings us the thoughtful, violent and elegaic JOLTS ABOVE, JOLTS BELOW. This ticks a lot of my favbourite boxes for a short story: space marines, freaky made-up religions, blood loss and cynical humour. I enjoyed it immesely, hopefully you will too. It's the story of Brother Roach, a misbegotten space-priest on his way to a very dangerous planet...
Brother Roach was a survivor. He was a malformed, balding little man with a propensity for landing on his feet and a reputation for getting any job done. Not a pleasant man by any stretch of the imagination, but he didn’t want to be pleasant. That wasn’t the reputation he had spent his life cultivating ...READ MORE