Derek understood. He swung back underneath and reached his hands ready. Sarah did her part and Hawk slowed down to match speed and spin of decent. Tumbling over and over the other team saw what was going on and releasing there straps, held on for dear life while reaching out for Derek. 'Come on' he thought. 'touching fingertips. Just a bit more'. Grabbing the wrist of each person they grabbed him with all their might, dislocating one of his shoulders and pulling the shoulder muscle of the other. [...]
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. [...]
Looking around the launchpad, he soon realised there were no starships at all. In their place though were six Dragonflies stationed at regular intervals along the sides. Although cool in itself, he couldn't help but feel a little disappointed that he wasn't about to learn to fly some kind of starship into space or beyond. Thinking more, he figured, given everything that's happened so far, it wouldn't be too far a stretch of the imagination to assume that it could still happen. So he'd settle for whatever this was for now and wait patiently for his ultimate daydreams.
Coming out of his thoughts, he suddenly realised he couldn't see Sarah. Calling for her, she shouted back "I'm over here".
"Where?" he responded, not able to see where the voice came from but knowing it was close.
"Here I am", Sarah said, coming around from behind a pillar. "Come see this, looks like we have to race 5 other teams across this lily pond". Derek went over to where he saw her and moved around the pillar. In front of him was a written description and a map which appeared to show the lake. The statutory 'You are here' arrow pointed to our location and an 'Exit' pointed to where we needed to get to to move on to the next world.
He read the Description; 'Welcome to Valley Creek Lily Pond. However you find yourself here and whatever your previous adventures, nothing will be as scary or as entertaining as this one. If you are reading this, then you are one of six teams competing today. Your task is simple, get your dragonfly to the exit on the other side of the pond. The difficulty, the residents are hungry and Dragonflies are their favourite choice of meal. To reach the exit, all teams will need to work together. We wish you great and magical luck.' [...]
Mary Star is an ordinary mother who is convinced her son is not well but doesn’t understand what’s wrong with him and the doctors won’t listen to her. Will she do [...]
Arctic Oil and Natural Gas Provinces Map: The United States Geological Survey estimates that over 87% of the Arctic’s oil and natural gas resource (about 360 billion [...]
Fred, Tania, Trevor, Valerie, Sam & Lisa find themselves together in a house they cannot leave. None of them no each other. This is the short story of how they [...]
Hey, So I haven’t posted in a while and it wasn’t just because of christmas, New year and my birthday. Unfortunately, my father passed away on 20th December and [...]
Here’s my latest offering, thought of earlier while in the bath and written this very evening for your reading pleasure. I hope you like it. If you do, please [...]
When I was a young boy, I had an unexpected dream. I don’t remember the details but I do know that during it, I was kissed on my cheek. The kiss woke me up. At [...]
There was once a land separated from the rest of their world by ocean. The land was small, yet it was large enough for the natives who lived there. 15 large cities [...]