'There it is! The portal! We are saved!' 'It's not a portal, it's a gap in the clouds.' 'We haven't seen a gap in the clouds for three years. It must be a sign from above!' 'From who exactly?' 'Why, from our saviour of course. Don't you believe?!' 'After the plagues, the earthquakes, the drought, … Continue reading HEAVENS ABOVE!
Archie strolled back from the shop, newspaper under his arm. Another fine Mediterranean morning. In the campervan, Agnes was still in bed. Archie settled down in his seat to read the headlines. Iran had retaliated against America with missile fire. A commercial aeroplane had gone down. He turned the page. Bush fires in Australia. Not … Continue reading EXTENDED VACATION
The initial idea had been so simple. Now it was a reality. Dale stood before her innovation. Three giant prongs extending into the sky. The metal forks would extract moisture from the atmosphere and turn it into electricity. She proudly hit the switch to turn it on. *** It took Montreal months to recover from … Continue reading DALE SOLVES THE ENERGY CRISIS
Now so calm, so peaceful. Even beautiful. Pink sky and blue clouds reflected in the deep blue water. But she could no longer see beauty in the world. Not here, looking out where the Makassar Strait met the Celebes Sea. The violence of the tsunami was gone now. The serene water held the dead below. … Continue reading FARAWAY, SO CLOSE
The evening had gone just as he had wanted it to. Sally had invited him round for dinner and drinks. She had been single for a few months now after her divorce. They'd been flirting round the office. He was sure she liked him. The meal had gone well, conversation flowed, along with the wine. … Continue reading FAUCETLY CHALLENGED