FLASH: FALLEN FEATHERS
Robert Whitfield, author of Running, returns with a mysterious supernatural piece about angels... but are they what they seem to be, or something more incredible, more dangerous? The stunning original image for this story is 'Why?' by Chiara Lily.
I was just a child when the first of them appeared. An old guy out walking his dog in the countryside stumbled across a quarry that should never have been there. Looking down into it he saw a young girl lying naked. He was all over the TV the following day, explained how she was lying on her front, had no signs of injury; her skin, whilst pale, wasn’t even bruised. Her short dark hair looked freshly washed. He paused at this point, said he could hear her crying in agony. He moved down the quarry face towards her. He saw that her left wing appeared to be broken badly, the feathers, a dark grey in colour he recalled, were beginning to fall off. Many were scattered around her, blending in with the grey earth she lay upon ...READ MORE