Posted on November 28, 2021 at 6:10 AM
Another plane vanished from the sky: another conflict far away. This one crashed to earth. The only dispute was who brought it down. Fazia studied photographs taken at the scene, of strangely intact children sleeping in the grass surrounded by twisted metal. Of adults missing legs, arms, heads. Of colouring-books half coloured-in and open passports revealing faces of children forbidden to smile in case computers became confused.
-From "The Night News", one of the stories in Mark Piggott's fiction/non-fiction collection "Militant Factions" available in paperback or Kindle from Amazon.