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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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The Scorpion Archipelago (Chapter 14)

  Perth, Western Australia, October 31st 1997, 6 am Western Pacific Time   It brought indescribable comfort to hear a voice – even a disjointed, crackling one – from civilisation. “Who’s that? Is that you, Catalina?” For a moment the … Continue reading

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The Scorpion Archipelago (Chapter 13)

Scorpion Archipelago – Temple Island – 31st October 1997 He had forgotten many things over the course of several millennia. Memory had become a soup; a sludge into which everything was stirred. From time to time, the odd thing bubbled … Continue reading

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The Scorpion Archipelago (Chapter 12)

Scorpion Archipelago Base Camp October 31st 1997 12.20am   Once again, as the inflatable had whined off in pursuit of the other boat, looking as fragile as their hopes when it bounced on the waves, the Professor had been close … Continue reading

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