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Burn – Part 6 . . .

Thursday 7 – Friday 8 May 2020 The helicopter had taken less than half a minute to fall from the sky, and explode into a fiery ball somewhere inside the barn of a nearby farming property. General Edmund Lassiter, breathless … Continue reading

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Burn – Part 5 . . .

Friday 1 May 2020 ‘Are you okay?’ ‘Yes, dad, we’re okay. For the moment,’ Reagan replied. The General wasn’t usually the sort of man to ask how his children were faring, but circumstances were different now. Reagan could tell by … Continue reading

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Burn – Part 4 . . .

Friday 24 April 2020 Holed up at Elizabeth Barracks with what was left of the squad of career soldiers and mercenaries that Lieutenant-General Julian Bourke had assembled, Bourke and Colonel Reagan Lassiter analysed their losses. The invasion had hit hard … Continue reading

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Burn – Part 3 . . .

Friday 17 April 2020 Bourke and Reagan watched the General’s helicopter leave the airspace above Elizabeth Barracks. When it was completely out of sight, Bourke turned to the General’s daughter. ‘What do you think?’ he asked. ‘Why don’t you just … Continue reading

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Burn – Part 2 . . .

Sunday 12 April 2020 He continued to explain the impending predicament to his daughter, perplexed as she was. When he finished recounting the information that had been passed on to him, albeit in confidence, General Edmund Lassiter allowed a moment … Continue reading

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Burn – Part 1 . . .

Sunday 5 April 2020 Late November. The sky, cloudy and grey. No hint of sunlight, and there would be barely a skerrick of moonlight later that night. The storm clouds were forecast to remain for days to come. This would … Continue reading

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Unspoken . . .

Sunday 15 March 2020 The piano stood, unplayed, for fifteen years; his mother had kept count, and reminded him of it every time they spoke on the phone. Out of tune, unloved, and once having seen happier days, it was … Continue reading

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