Judge Dredd story by Wayne Abela
head hurt. He was used to pain but this was debilitating, he couldn't
concentrate, couldn't remember what he was doing here. He was on city bottom in
an alleyway between two blocks. In the distance he could see citizens going
about their business on foot. He couldn't hear them, just a rushing sound. The
pain increased like a white roar. He clutched his head and stifled a scream.
was on routine patrol in Sector 30. There seemed to be a stillness today, as if
half of the citizens had stayed indoors and the other half didn't want to talk
about it. He parked his Lawmaster bike on the watching bay overlooking Katy
Perry Plaza. Away from the citizens so that he could see unimpeded but not so
far away that they couldn't see him. He watched them, giving them the full eye.
Most people would hunch down and try to hide between their shoulders, hoping
not to attract his attention. Some walked close by to show they had nothi