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The Secret Adventures of Glitterthorn: Wreck Of The Nemesis – Epilogue

The world “takes a deep breath” after our remarkable escape – or at least that’s how it feels as we come to terms with recent events. Once life support is restored, I invite my guests to one of the recreational areas and we share some of the ship’s emergency long-life rations, which are surprisingly good [...]

The Secret Adventures of Glitterthorn: Wreck Of The Nemesis – Chapter 3

“Don’t think for one second that we’re just going to leave her out there!”, snaps Jonlan as we meet in a secondary control room to plan our next steps. “We have to go out…” “Absolutely the worst thing we could do”, I intervene. “The ship is still some time from being operational, and it’ll be [...]

The Secret Adventures of Glitterthorn: Wreck Of The Nemesis – Chapter 2

Not long after I begin my tasks, I find myself starting to fall “out of love” with this ship – it’s not hard when the vessel could surely dwarf one of Earth’s great aircraft carriers. The Nemesis is at least a kilometre long, and has several decks, giving me a lot of “ground” to cover, [...]

The Secret Adventures of Glitterthorn: Wreck Of The Nemesis – Chapter 1

The whole world – such as it is – shudders. The nauseating sky catches fire as the white-hot mushroom cloud rises. An empire-to-be dies. Not my fault, I hasten to add. I hitched a ride with some people who were fighting to save their world from extra-dimensional alien incursions – and it looks like they [...]

Tales of Shadow City: Seeing Nowhere Through The Eyes Of A Lie – Chapter 5

Inside The Spire… Sulthar was astonishing hard to impress. “And what does all this mean, then?”. he grumbled. “Have we won, or something?” “I can operate the internal communications”, said Talona, “and some of the lighting – so my answer, I’m afraid, would have to be ‘no’ – not yet.” “I think I can speak [...]

Tales of Shadow City: Seeing Nowhere Through The Eyes Of A Lie – Chapter 4

Symmarae lost count of the turns and branches her team encountered as they followed in Talona’s footsteps, but with Operations Analyst Varu on hand, committing every move to her copious, flawless memory, the commander did not fear losing her way for one second. If they lost track of the Gifted girl, then they would be [...]

Tales of Shadow City: Seeing Nowhere Through The Eyes Of A Lie – Chapter 3

Quickly, and with as much secrecy as possible, Talona met with the commanders of the Yafornian starships currently stationed in the vicinity of the Spire, and the rift. The Mistress of Shadow City wanted more than anything to avoid a panic amongst her people, but if action was going to need to be taken, someone [...]

Tales of Shadow City: Seeing Nowhere Through The Eyes Of A Lie – Chapter 2

Tiffany Welles was at the thoroughly frayed ends of her wits. Never in her life had the term “talking to a brick wall” been so appropriate – it quite perfectly described her situation, the only exception being that the wall in question didn’t appear to include any bricks. Smooth, and neutral grey in colour, the [...]

Tales of Shadow City: Seeing Nowhere Through The Eyes Of A Lie – Chapter 1

Every once in a long while, you wake up to face the very first day of a world that was so very different the previous morning. You wake up to a newborn baby by your side, you wake to the realisation that a loved one is gone – you get up and look out of [...]

The Challenger – Prisoners Of The Sky – Chapter 2

The Challenger repeated his speech for each compartment of the aircraft, and thanks to the pacification field his armour was generating, there was no panic, no stampede. The people were agitated, and a couple of times one or two people did try to leave their seats, but Mrs Campos’s team did their jobs splendidly, without [...]