NEW PORTION IN BOLD Join us for a progressive writing experiment! Laura from www.todaysdose.wordpress.com and Simon from Planet Simon came up with the idea that we work together on a story 'seed' and let it out into the blogoshpere she has begun the story with only a few paragraphs and a title, I've added a little … Continue reading The Cabin
The Great Galactic Service Station – The Conclusion
After a few weeks of aliens coming in and out of the station it was like the Great Galactic Service Station had always been there. Ralph had become acquainted with a vast number of alien life forms and he had also managed to keep the ketchup off his uniform. The galactic emperor had drafted in … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – The Conclusion
The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 15
One thing that is universally accepted as being a source of irritation to a race of beings is to rack up one day with a huge space station and star sucking energy out of the core of their home planet. It usually leads to a fairly nasty and bloody battle, well usually is an understatement … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 15
Fictioneering and creating worlds
In the world of writing especially in science fiction and fantasy, creating world that are different and interesting can be a challenge that can yield great rewards. The whole idea is to do something different, wonderful, terrible something that gives the story and the characters within it the right setting for their adventures. What kind … Continue reading Fictioneering and creating worlds
What’s Fictioneering and where does it come from?
Fictioneering is a term I thought up when I was trying to think of a way to describe the process of creating fictional characters, worlds, and concepts that can be used in my story telling. While I thought it up in my own mind I was gutted to find it was already in use. But … Continue reading What’s Fictioneering and where does it come from?
The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 14
Annoying and irritating customers are a universal constant. This happens a lot when life forms become hungry and irritated. What do do about this has caused problems for food establishment owners and managers for all of time. Back on Earth in the time of primates a meaty joint would often result in the death of … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 14
The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 13
The assembled crew of motley beings from over the galaxy watched as the timer counted down, a computerised female voice counting down with it, at about seventy the voice was getting out of sync with the numbers, then the segments for the numbers started taking a like of their own. Finally the voice announced. "Oh … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 13
The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 12
The ground shook under all of them, like an earthquake the shaking grew. Even the fighting cronies stopped their scrapping and stood, waiting for whatever was going to happen next. The ground shook so severely that all but a few were knocked to ground. A huge crack opened into the ground, some of the few … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 12
The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 11
Miranda, Gaz and Ralph froze. They all recognised the voice behind them and yet they couldn't quite believe it. "Boris?" Ralph asked. The three of them turned to face the scruffy bafoon. "Nice one!" Miranda scoffed in a particularly unimpressed tone. "Harry take that thing off!" "What do you mean?" Boris retorted "I'm no skinny … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 11
The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 10
It is a universally accepted idea that ideas change the world er - Galaxy. The nature of the idea depends on how things change. At the time the intention is irrelevant, history decided if it was good or bad. It also depends on which side you were on and if you won or lost. This … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 10
The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 9
"Why have you brought us out here?" Ralph cried, pushing his finger through his hair and gripping it in frustration? "We have to go about two hundred miles and you've brought us probably two hundred light years!" "How did you know that?" Harry asked surprised. "Maybe you're better at space travel than we thought!" "Oh … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 9
The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 8
It has been generally accepted in the galaxy that fighting in space is a fairly pointless activity and very little is gained from it. The great Nargan battle that took place a centuries ago between the two races from the Algol binary star demonstrates this very nicely. The race from the smaller star were rather … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 8
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