Light at The End

Those responsible for governing and protecting society finally get it wrong, and much of mankind is set to perish in the ensuing nuclear strikes.

A small group of tourists in the Scottish Highlands reach the perceived safety of a long-disused railway tunnel.

Blinding light from the nearest explosion briefly illuminates the cavernous space within the mountain. After witnessing the light there is total darkness.

Relief is followed by anxiety, which is rapidly usurped by fear. What next?

It becomes clear they are not the only inhabitants of the tunnel.

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A brief update: 23 Oct 2019,

I have now completed the first full draft of this story

and it has grown from an idea to an ongoing project of 66k words.

2 comments on “Light at The End

  1. Sixty-six k is a good length for a novel – enough for the reader to get their teeth into without being an overly long epic that might deter some readers; having read some of the early draft chapters, a story that definitely appeals to me.

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    • Hello again, mate. Yes, the word count was never a target but when I realised it had topped 55k I was happy with my efforts.
      I’ve no doubt some things will be removed and a few other ideas brought in or embellished, but the capacity ought to be about the same.
      If you wanted to have an early ‘eyes on’ let me know. I realise you have a collection to be produced which is why I didn’t mention it before.
      My friend Carmen has sent me great feedback and Lesley has it for a read-through, so the next draft will be on hard copy with the dreaded red pen. 🙂

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