Bara Cailín 2: 49 ‘a new snow’

‘I saw it!’ someone suddenly shouted.

‘Look! Just there!’

‘You’re right,’ shrieked someone else.

‘I saw it too.’

‘And me.’

‘Me too.’

‘You’re not the only ones,’ said another.

‘We saw it too.’

‘Ooooooh!’ oooooohed the crowd.


A silence fell as everyone stared at the pile of televisions.

Inteachán strained to see and had to duck beneath someone’s arm to get a good look.

A single screen in the pile came to life, spilling its static onto the faces of those right at the front. Then another.

And another.

Another again.

One more.

Then all the screens filled with static and together anointed the gathered with a new snow.



Author: Barnaby Taylor

Inspired by his passion for films and video games, Barnaby Taylor loves writing dystopian science fiction and horror. He has recently written the VIRO series about a gang of teenagers struggling to survive in a world overrun by the infected. There are currently three books in the series and Book Four is on the way. VIRO is rapidly infecting the Amazon charts and gaining rave reviews along the way. Here's one of the latest reviews: 'I found myself sucked right into the characters and never-ending action and gore page after page. I very rarely buy books, but immediately purchased number two which I found equally as engrossing. Yesterday I bought book three in the VIRO series and instead of a good night's sleep I've got red eyes and a need for Red Bull! Fantastic series for all my zombie lovers out there!' Book One is currently FREE to download at the following links: Barnaby posts weekly updates on his writing on his blog and you can follow these updates at You can also find him on Twitter @BarnabyFTaylor.

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