The Orchard

The Orchard By J.A Scarrott It was a cloudless morning, golden light showered down upon the small town of Appiton.  Quaint and quiet village folk slowly stirred as they carried out their morning routines. One such person was Marianne Mumford, who skipped her way down one of the winding village streets. “Good morning Mr Thomas!” […]

Shellvon Heights

“The offence in hand, was committed with two deadly weapons, one knife and one firearm.” A heavy silence smothered the room: press, public and jury all sat quietly as the judge continued with her closing statement. “The crime was carefully premeditated, fuelled by his bitter, jealous nature, and the defended has shown little to no […]

Fowl Play Part 3: Flight

  This is the final part of a 3 part story that I’ve written. If you haven’t read to the first two parts, I shall post links to them below. Hope you enjoy the story! Fowl Play Part 1: Run – https://jscarrottblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/fowl-play-part-1-run/ Part 2: Breath – https://jscarrottblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/fowl-play-part-2-breathe/ Fowl Play Part 3: Flight By J.A Scarrott Vauhn crashed in a heap onto the cold corridor floor. The jungle-fowl that was latched onto his flesh, let out an ear splitting hiss, beating it’s large grey wings in a frightful display. Lizelle, Kayla and Logan all instinctively shifted backwards, as the Jungle-fowl squat furiously towards them, However they were violently shoved forward by Roland who shouted “Move! Go!” They all clumsily piled out of the laboratory and into the corridor. Each of them doing their best to avoid tripping over Vauhn’s lifeless body. The small, blood hungry bird stayed situated on Vauhn, it continued to hiss as the students stumbled past. “This way to the lift! Quickly!” Roland cried as he dashed down the corridor, slamming his finger on the small call button. They all stood anxiously waiting as the internal mechanics of the lift began to emit a low hum. […]

Fowl Play – Part 1: Run

It was a quiet and blissful day. A clear blue blanketed the sky above, accompanied with crisp midday sunlight. The golden rays bled through the open shutters of a study room, in which 6 students were present. Each of them sat at a table with a personal laptop and their notes scattered out in front […]

Grey Eyed Octopus

I gently lowered the small octopus into a glass tank that I had prepared earlier. As the small sea creature came in contact with the cool water, its long limbs spread out and it glided to the center of the tank. It hovered for a short while, as it surveyed its new surroundings. It caught […]