The Hounds of Perdition By J.A. Aarntzen
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
Something was not quite right. Something fundamentally changed during the night but nobody could quite place a finger on what it was. The world was a different place. It was colder and emptier. Joshua recognized it but he did not let it take him away from his bottle. As long as his fingers could envelope the contours of his flask, it did not matter that Armageddon itself had come to pass. But as his bottle emptied, he did come to realize that Armageddon did come to pass and that he and his companions were now in a new world, a very grim and dark world that would do nothing to shield them from the cold or to lift their spirits. The stark realization was that they were now in Purgatory.
"The Hounds of Perdition" is available as a three-part short story on the Amazon Shorts Program.