Issue 85: 2016 12 22: It was t’Night before Christmas (JR Thomas)

22 December 2016 It Was t’Night afore Christmas A morality tale of Crafty Folk by J.R.Thomas* As Mr Thomas* is busy with his late Christmas shopping he asked Mr B, his source from the City, for a seasonal tale. He assures us this is a true story – but then, he does work in the… Continue reading Issue 85: 2016 12 22: It was t’Night before Christmas (JR Thomas)

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Issue 85: 2016 12 22: Misdirection (Neil Tidmarsh)

22 December 2016 Misdirection Lieutenant San’s remote Christmas. by Neil Tidmarsh Christmas Eve.  The dark sky was full of stars – and drones.  Hundreds of thousands of drones – big ones and small ones, fast ones and slow ones – all delivering a deluge of last-minute Christmas gifts.  The night air rang with their humming… Continue reading Issue 85: 2016 12 22: Misdirection (Neil Tidmarsh)

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Issue 34: 2015 12 24: A Modern Carol

24 December 2015 A Modern Carol by Tim Marshall It was Christmas Eve, it was snowing and George Anderson was in a foul mood.  The day had been a nightmare.  His wife, Annette, had been busy all day in the kitchen making ready for the family lunch on Christmas Day.  She was tired, hot, had… Continue reading Issue 34: 2015 12 24: A Modern Carol

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Issue 34: 2015 12 24: The Sixteen Days of Christmas

24 December 2015 The Sixteen Days of Christmas by Neil Tidmarsh First sunrise, December 25th.  Christmas, day one.  A team of United Nations stewards woke Idliff in the F2 Zone.  Another team woke Merak in the B5 Zone. Both men breakfasted separately with their aides.  Idliff hardly touched the food.  He conferred seriously and quietly… Continue reading Issue 34: 2015 12 24: The Sixteen Days of Christmas

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Issue 34: 2015 12 24 William’s Contribution

24 December 2015 William’s Contribution by John Watson with illustrations by Jonathan Kenning (Click here, then click again on ‘William’s Contribution’ on the new page,  to see this with illustrations better laid out in a PDF) Mr  Jones’s farm was on the side of a beautiful hill overlooking a Welsh valley. Like many farms in… Continue reading Issue 34: 2015 12 24 William’s Contribution

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