The Authority

The Doctrine Wars almost destroyed human civilization until a new power called The Authority rose in the south and won a hard fought peace. Military outposts dominate the south and The Authority rules with an iron fist. Local children are deemed property of the army and forced into service. Anyone speaking against The Authority instantly disappear. Rumours of a resistance movement continue to spread.

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For My Father

St Colmcille's Community School

“Well boy,” she sneered, “Any last words?”. “What's all this fighting for? Why do you have to put fear into the life of others? Why can't we have freedom of speech? Why aren't we able to be who we want to be?” I shouted, thinking it was the end.

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Free The Children

St Colmcille's Community School

It is time. It's been 5 days since I have joined the Resistance but my hope is still weak, my morale questionable and my soul injured. We have to free the children. That is our aim.

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Stand!

St Colmcille's Community School

“Stand with someone who you share the same beliefs with and rebel against the ones of which you don't!”. Gradually, one by one, they stood. All following each other. We had power in numbers.

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The Hardest Decision

St Colmcille's Community School

I slipped away and tried not to be spotted by the Authority when leaving the grounds of the hospital. On my way back, I would take a glance backwards in my sister's direction to see if she had been spotted by anyone yet. Finally, I saw her being taken into the building by some monsters from the Authority. It was arguably the most bittersweet moment of my life.

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Treason

St Colmcille's Community School

Treason. An immediate death sentence. I couldn't die. I was only sixteen. Adrenaline kicked in and I ran. I could hear the soldier still shouting. I knew I had to leave for good – and fast. I noticed on the shoulder of my blouse was my tracker. I ripped it off and hurled it at the ground. I heard it break with a satisfying crack. I was running and running and running but to where? I was in Tallaght, The Authority's head quarters. How could I escape? Then, I saw it. The gleam of water sparkling in the sunlight. The Dodder. 

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What’s Two More…

St Colmcille's Community School

After that day, I was a different person. Dorothy died along with my brothers. I took to politics instead. I became a leader. I gained popularity. The horrors of war still fresh in peoples minds attracted them to my zero tolerance for violence policy and soon enough, I found myself sitting in the Square, head of the Authority. People respect and fear me and that's how it shall be once this “revolution” is crushed.

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