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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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Convention Models on Display

My real regret at the Convention was the lack of any UFO model. It was foolish really, because there are some excellent UFO modellers and Fanderson could, I think, have invited some to attend? However, there were some great displays and these are some of the photos. Fireball XL5 The display behind, of the comic strip, was an excellent addition. Stingray There is something utterly beautiful about Stingray. A perfect…

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Convention Poster

Size: 32 inches by 48 inches. I was given this at the end of the Convention – not an easy thing to transport back home especially as I was travelling through London and had to get four trains! My rucksack was loaded with goodies such as Alan Shubrook’s wonderful ‘Century 21 FX Update’, the excellent Graham Bleathman book ‘Inside the World of Gerry Anderson’ and the new Marcus Hearn book…

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Fords linker Schuh

Eine UFO Erzählung von Lightcudder translation by Toria Keith Ford sah sich mit gerunzelter Stirn in der Mensa um; um die Mittagszeit aßen die meisten Kollegen hier und es war kaum ein Tisch frei. Er hatte keine Lust, sich mit dem medizinischen Personal zusammenzusetzen, die eine Vorliebe dafür hatten, sich während des Essens über ihre Arbeit zu unterhalten. Es gab noch einen Tisch, an dem erst ein Platz besetzt war….

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Fluff – A Christmas UFO Story

First posted in Lightcudder’s World: Dec 2013.) ( I don’t normally do fluff. I hate fluff. So does Straker now.)   ‘Go away Colonel. You can see I’m busy.’ Alec Freeman let the large box rest on the edge of the desk. ‘Just for tonight. I borrowed it from FX for the party at Janice’s and I’m going to Moonbase in a couple of hours. No time to take it home….

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The Virginia Monologues 8

(Set shortly after The Long Sleep)   Her   I’m not surprised he walked away so abruptly. Any normal man would have. After all, it wasn’t a pretty sight was it? Lying in that bed looking haggard. Age can do that to some people if they don’t make an effort, though of course I look after myself properly. No wrinkles for me! A lengthy and strict regime of daily cleansing…

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