Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (48) A Man to be Trusted (Part 04)

The next morning Martin woke up in the uncomfortable armchair next to Clare’s bed and stretched out his aching muscles. He hadn’t slept well, but that wasn’t altogether the fault of the chair. It was mainly his racing thoughts that robbed him of his rest, thoughts of love and hope.

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (48) A Man to be Trusted (Part 03)

On the first night of Clare’s maiden buying trip they stopped at the White Horse Inn in Finchbottom and spent the evening in the restaurant where Clare proceeded to drink more than was good for her. Martin thought she had been in a really strange mood since the journey down and all evening she had kept looking at him in a funny way.

The Tornado Sojourns (3) – Chapter 15 – End Game

Supreme Commander Emad Salmin and Captain Kolan Nulak were greeted on the ramp of the Tornado by Bagg and Merri and then were given the news that Duff had regained consciousness.

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (48) A Man to be Trusted (Part 02)

On the journey from Northern Downshire all the way down through the Pepperstock Hills National Park on their way to Finchbottom, Clare was still berating Martin on her mother’s distrust of her.

The Tornado Sojourns (3) – Chapter 14 – Healer

Sciberran Healer Terrell Vorton had spent five years working his way from moon to moon, planet to planet and system to system, on ships of every shape and size, in search of something, though he didn’t know what that something was, he just knew that it was not on his home planet of Sciberras in the Hennis system.

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (48) A Man to be Trusted (Part 01)

Downshire is a relatively small English county, but like a pocket battleship it packs a lot in, a short but beautiful coastline, a channel port, the Ancient forests of Dancingdean and Pepperstock, the craggy ridges and manmade lakes of the Pepperstock Hills National Park, the rolling hills of the Downshire Downs, the beautiful Finchbottom Vale and farm land as far as the eye can see from the Trotwood’s and the Grace’s in the south to the home of the Downshire Light infantry, Nettlefield, and their affluent neighbour’s, Roespring, Tipton in the North but it’s in Nettlefield where our story begins.

The Tornado Sojourns (3) – Chapter 13 – Reprisal

Duff Tarver was primarily a raconteur, his office was a bar or tavern and his audience were his fellow patrons. But he didn’t merely tell stories he also collected them from his loose tongued admirers, and he always got stories of worth.

Mornington-By-Mere – (48) The Boy Next Door (Part 05)

As she sat on the patio drinking a glass of wine she began to feel a little light headed. It was nearly one o’clock and she hadn’t eaten all day as she was on her second glass of Pinot and she wasn’t used to drinking.

The Tornado Sojourns (3) – Chapter 12 – Escaping Reknar 5

In high orbit above the moon the Skeets were waiting anxiously for the Blue Marlin to leave the surface and navigate its way back through the Proximity Sensor Field when they picked up another vessel on their long-range sensors.

Mornington-By-Mere – (48) The Boy Next Door (Part 04)

When she woke up on Saturday Morning (D-Day plus 3) with the sun streaming through her bedroom window Sarah was in great spirits. “Todays the day” she said and leapt out of bed because she was going to take her chance on that fine sunny day.