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One Wish at Christmas: Part 2

The house looked strangely familiar, the white gate in the fence giving a familiar and welcoming creak as he pushed it open, the path curving around the bole of a heavy tree. He stopped, fearful, his heart pounding now, not from exertion, but dread. ‘Come with me.’ She was there beside him, her fingers on his elbow, guiding him, gentle hands leading him towards the windows with their bright lights…

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Ford’s Left Shoe

A UFO Story by LtCdr All usual disclaimers apply Copyright Jan 2013 Keith Ford looked around the refectory with a frown; the busiest time of the day and no tables free. He didn’t like sitting with the medical staff who had a tendency to talk shop while they were eating. There was one table where he might sit; a table for four yet with only one place occupied . It…

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Book Review: Century 21 FX Update

Special STUDIOS REVISITED Edition By Alan Shubrook     ‘Special effects model maker Alan Shubrook recalls his moving journey back in time, revealing some of the tell-tale signs of the magical era of film making that are still hidden within its walls.’     This is a nostalgic look back at a world long since vanished apart from photographs and fading memories. A beautiful and at times deeply emotional journey…

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One Wish at Christmas: Part 1

A UFO story by Lightcudder Chapter 1 The roads were busy with revellers heading into town to celebrate, noisy groups of party-goers filling the evening with their shrieks of laughter and the once pristine snow covering the carpark when he arrived three days ago was now little more than a thin covering of slush spattering the windscreen with clods of brown half-rotted ice. Straker flicked the radio on, more in…

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Ed Straker reads your Star Signs

Star Signs for December: Produced by Dr D. Jackson. (under protest) The use of random points of light seen in the night sky as a portent of personal changes in one’s financial, health and emotional status, has always troubled those medical personnel who have been trained in the fields of mental health. I fail to see any connection between a person’s likelihood of career advancement – or the possibility of…

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