22
Jun
14

…. where new stories are showcased.
…. where tough guys get tested

Posted in serial form, stories presented for the first time appear here.

Serials hosts stories published since 2010.

Earlier tales are housed in rendsz’ world Repository.

20
May
15

Safekeeping – end

Let’s hear it for the guys toughing it out!

What you get on rendsz’ world when someone comes up with a way escaping from duress?
CRAP.  Best quality bullshit.  Feel-good rubbish.
Best to leave the dudes hanging in there.  Toughing it out.

Maybe we’ll meet up with Ka-Lan again  ……?
Who knows Shaan might put in a future appearance too  …?

19
May
15

30 the pledge

Truth-be-told, Ka-Lan was scared.  Scared of the unknown.  Nervous about what was going to come down crashing on his head.  THEY held all the cards, he hadn’t the first clue what was going on.  The long wait got to him.

Mental torture

18
May
15

29 the stop

The soldier-in-charge had opened up the back when the truck stopped, welcome air rushed in.  With a nod from their superior two soldiers jumped up, emptied a jerry-can of water into a pair of buckets.  Shaan barely reacted at the first throw at his front.  His head swivelled over to one side.  His face twisted in a grimace.

A rude awakening

17
May
15

28 the return

Ka-Lan was forced to his knees next to the truck.  He didn’t need much forcing.  All the strength had been pounded out of him in the bathhouse  ..  his head reeling  ..  his spirits had taken a kicking.  Sat hunched down on his ankles, his whole torso rocking as he fought for air.  And fought to get some sense of what might be going down.

Getting too much to take it

16
May
15

27 the awakening

Ka-Lan came-to with a roar.  Drowning  ..  thrown over a waterfall  ..  falling ..  careening sideways.  Coming to a sudden halt  ..  smacking up against a solid wall.  WATER!  His head was in a total mess  ..  he had no idea where he was  ..  why he was sinking under a powerful spray.  But the animal in him sensed water.  He opened his mouth  ..  sucking in water like it was air.

Sudden awakening, confusion

15
May
15

26 the cries

Ka-Lan shivered in his pit.  Not from the cold.  For Shaan.  Best thing he knew he could wish for his friend  ..  he could pray Shaan’s heart gave out.  But Shaan wasn’t the type to have a dicky heart.  Not after what he’d gone though here.  He was tough.  His body was supremely fit.  Hard as hell.

It’s what a hard life does to you

14
May
15

25 the images

They got wrenched awake.  The door of the hut smashed open.  Guards bawling and yelling.  Shoving and punching at them.  First thought the guards had come for them, their turn with the power-whips.
Not taking in the comment about Shaan.  “That fucker needs some fight sweated out.”

Deafened by fears