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Stranded

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“To all passengers, now we are airborne, I am truly sorry to be the bearer of this news. In the last thirty minutes, an asteroid impacted our planet on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees. The shockwave caused by the impact is currently travelling around the planet at a velocity much faster than we can outrun. At current speed, the shockwave will reach us in two minutes. I would ask that everyone please stay in your seats with your seatbelts fastened and put yourself in the brace position.” [...]

Start Writing Fiction – Exercise 1

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picture © The Open University So I joined a writing course with the Open University called Start Writing Fiction.  The first exercise was to write a paragraph (50 to 100 [...]

They’ve Fired Sir

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The largest Solar Flare on record heading for Earth. Floating EMP bombs, high in the atmosphere ready to go off as the flare hits. Allied countries raising protection shields. Planetary destruction imminent. A short story by McCarthyMR detailing the final moments from inside the UK bunker deploying the shield. [...]