Bara Cailín 4: 12 ‘one of the world’s most wondrous weapons’

But Inteachán won’t let the darkness win.

Not ever.

Why should she?

How could she?

For if the darkness wins then we are lost and if we are lost then that is well and truly that.

But that isn’t that yet and Inteachán is currently all that stands between the darkness and us.

‘Come on,’ she shivered. ‘Why won’t you catch?’ Her small hands were numb with the cold and the clinging darkness held her tight in place.

But free will is one of the world’s most wondrous weapons, especially in a child, and so the cold and the numbness and the panic and the darkness all fell away around her like snow from a shaken bough and in the moment that followed this all Inteachán could see and think and feel was how she was going to get the spark to catch and the fire to light.

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.

3 thoughts

  1. yeah, I tweet and follow you on your blog and was wondering why you blocked me on Twitter. I’m not allowed to follow you on Twitter. Is there something I have done to offend you? if so, I would willingly stop bothering you and leave you in peace. I just have no clue as to what I could have done to offend. I hope you have a great day.


    1. Hi, I’m really sorry about this. I didn’t realise you were blocked. I certainly have nothing against you and you have done nothing to offend me. I’ll look into it and sort it out. I really appreciate you following the blog and hope that you continue to do so. Apologies again. Kind regards, Barnaby

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