Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Excerpt: Gunpowder (KOSMOS Episode 2)

Excerpt: Gunpowder (KOSMOS Episode 2)

Today I'm sharing an excerpt from Gunpowder (KOSMOS Episode 2). Enjoy! :)

Matt lifted the lid from one of the barrels and looked inside to find it full of black powder. It appeared to be charcoal, but with a strange smell to it. Matt sniffed the air. It had an sharp, sour aroma to it that made him gag a little. Wow, this dream sure is realistic, he thought as he swallowed down the bile in his throat.
Footsteps sounded from outside. They were coming this way. Matt jumped behind the barrels to block himself from view.  Wow I'm a coward in my dreams too, he thought, as he tried to make himself as small as possible.
"I'll bring in more barrels later on tonight. It's safer to do it with the cover of the night", said a short man. He was wearing some kind of strange tights, with puffy looking shorts over the top. Matt's gaze worked its way up. A large cape hung around his shoulders, and a large collar fanned out around his neck. On top of his long dark hair sat a brimmed hat with a fancy looking feather sticking out of it. He had a long moustache and beard.
I must be in some kind of theatre, thought Matt. He used to love going to the theatre. His dad would take them every year around Christmas time. It had been one of their family traditions.
"We should have enough gunpowder to do the job now. Twenty barrels, plus the sixteen we brought in over during July", said the other man. This one was tall, with a more powerful build. He had thick reddish brown hair, a flowing moustache, and a bushy reddish brown beard. "Just make sure you bring some firewood and coal to conceal it."
"Will do John" said the short man.
"I'll be back myself tomorrow to check on everything. We can't have the gunpowder decaying like it did before. We need to stand station. The moment is almost upon us, and we must be ready". There was no doubt that the taller of the two men was the one in charge. "Wintour will drop by to check on things over the next few days too", he added. He took a step closer to the barrels and Matt froze.
"Right you are" said the short man. Then the two of them, satisfied with the conditions of the room, left shutting the door behind them.
Matt let out the breath he'd be holding. Gunpowder? He was sat behind barrels of gunpowder? Great hiding place idiot he told himself. It's a good job this is all a dream or this would all be highly dangerous.

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Excerpt: Gunpowder (KOSMOS Episode 2)

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