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Schedule: a very short story by: GF Willmetts.

June 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Schedule: a very short story by: GF Willmetts.

‘Kathy-Jo? What’s my schedule for this week?’ ‘The usual, Mr. President.’ ‘With who? Any long time out of the office.’ ‘You’re in Washington all this week, sir.’ ‘No emergency summits?’ ‘Only if you plan any international embargoes.’ ‘Not this week. I’ve covered all my election promises now, haven’t I?’ ‘Only a few minor ones left, […]

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The Aladdin Box: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

June 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Aladdin Box: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

Farday Lumo held in her glee. It had taken a long search and many caves, levering the slab out of the way and she now had found the legendary Aladdin Box. It wasn’t actually a box, at least on Earth. It looked more like an oil lamp, like the one from the Aladdin story, hence […]

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Backwater Planet: a short story by GF Willmetts.

April 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Backwater Planet: a short story by GF Willmetts.

When we sent out generation starships, we don’t expect to see them come back. More so, this was one of the earliest ones. Didn’t even have humans on-board. Just a contingent of primates. Chimpanzees in fact. Bonobos if you want to be precise. A space-buoy had signalled when it was 300 years out to say […]

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A Hardliner On Snuffworld : a story by: GF Willmetts

April 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
A Hardliner On Snuffworld   :   a story by: GF Willmetts

  ‘WHY HAVE I BEEN CALLED?’ Chief Detective Llanbasah Caddoasec’s boomed, looking down at the two detectives. The Granolan towered over the two detectives, holding a megaphone in his hand. He had seen it being used on an Earther film where everyone listened to its authority. ‘A conflict of murders,’ Detective Inspector Baratty Rabatty replied. […]

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The Stone Killer : a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

March 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Stone Killer  :  a Psi-Kicks story by: GF Willmetts

Who fears her the most? Those she’s been asked to protect or the person she’s been asked to apprehend? Like the daughter of death that she represented, she stalked through the streets unfearing in the poor light. Late in the evening, other than herself, only the drunks and the prossies, looking for a hook, patrolled […]

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Travel Class : a story by: GF Willmetts

February 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Travel Class : a story by: GF Willmetts

It’s a dream of everyone to fly in space. No matter the price. But who can afford first or business class? Yeah, you get your own custom spacesuit but you only really need that for EVA. The passenger unit is pressurised so why pay for the extra you aren’t likely to use? You also get […]

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Light In The Sky : a Psi-Kicks story by GF Willmetts.

January 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Light In The Sky : a Psi-Kicks story by GF Willmetts.

‘At least he didn’t leave us impoverished,’ Courtney Adams said, looking at herself again in a shop window. She was wearing a long skirt and short coat, topped by a floral hat. ‘We could have been left in the gutter.’ ‘It’s all about status, Court,’ Lancier said looking down the road at the people crossing […]

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The Man On The Hill.

December 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Man On The Hill.

The man on the hill Stood up with a torch in his hands Holding it steady, he shone it at the Moon He said that if he turned it off The Moon would be in shadow And no one would see it. I didn’t believe him Until he turned his torch off Although he said […]

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‘Twas the night before Christmas.

December 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Twas the night before Christmas.

‘Twas the night before Christmas And Santa Vampire came to town Why should he miss an open invitation To enter every house It wasn’t a mince pie he was after Just a quick bite and then he was gone.

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The End Is Nigh: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

December 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The End Is Nigh: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

People live with their nightmares. Often not telling other people to spare their lives. Blissful ignorance is better than blind panic. A few of us know but we choose to keep it quiet. Especially me. I hadn’t even intended to discover this. All I was out to do was to create a communication device that […]

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