Author Archives: David

A Midsummer Night’s Dreamboat

DREAMBOAT or The Poem of the Physicist   As I stood upon the land So the sea destroyed the shore The glittering huntsman’s armour sank beneath a sea of clouds, which broke in grey and white upon the city roofs. … Continue reading

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Depression?

I think I gained some insight into this condition yesterday. I suppose its definition is nebulous at best and, like most things that approach through a fog, its shape and nature remain elusive. Yet I cannot help thinking that, if … Continue reading

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A friend indeed

This is something I mentioned on Facebook the other day, but I thought it was worth blogging about too. There is so much bad press about society, and young people in particular, that it was heart-warming to observe something the … Continue reading

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The Scorpion Archipelago (Chapter 21)

Over the Scorpion Archipelago, November 5th, late p.m. “Just keep flying. I’ll tell you when to land.” It had been worth, well, everything really, all the aggravation, just to see their faces. Jim had reached on reflex for his gun … Continue reading

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The Scorpion Archipelago (Chapter 20)

Over the Scorpion Archipelago, November 5th, late p.m.   When Dirk bellowed his instructions about the parachutes down the plane, revealing the determination of the judge to pass sentence, Pete decided to weigh up his options. It appeared to be … Continue reading

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The Scorpion Archipelago (Chapter 19)

Over the Southern Ocean, November 5th, late p.m.   Dirk had pulled a few strings, and the plane, with its brace of unwilling passengers, plus a couple of steroid-enhanced cabin crew to ensure their in-flight comfort, had been able to … Continue reading

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The Scorpion Archipelago (Chapter 18)

Over the Southern Ocean, November 5th, late p.m.   “It’s so tempting.” “Mmm?” She didn’t even break off from kissing his stomach. “I just want to test it.” “Me too.” Her mouth continued its odyssey. “Put it in water and see … Continue reading

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The Scorpion Archipelago (Chapter 17)

The Southern Ocean, 6 miles north west of the Scorpion Archipelago October 31st 1997 c. 2pm     “Look, we’ve gotta get him away from here; he’s lost a lot of blood!” She had to shout above the noise of … Continue reading

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The Scorpion Archipelago (Chapter 16)

Off the coast of Temple Island, October 31st 1997   He knew that the k’ib was still there on the other island, and his strength had not yet failed him. After millennia taking the water of life, its effect would … Continue reading

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The Scorpion Archipelago (Chapter 15)

Scorpion Archipelago Base Camp, October 31st 1997 4am   For a moment he had drawn strength from the rising column of black smoke above Temple Island. Had they done it; stormed the enemy stronghold and rescued his daughter? The return … Continue reading

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