A Visit from Saint Nicholas – 2017 version.


(495 words) ‘Twas the night before Christmas, all quiet in the house, I sat at my laptop, with hand on my mouse. I looked at the apps, so many to check! E-mail, Facebook, WordPress and Tweetdeck. I opened my mail and smiled with delight at an e-card received, this cold Christmas night! I clicked and … Continue reading A Visit from Saint Nicholas – 2017 version.

The Blob from Outer Space


Growing, the organism just kept on growing! A lighthearted scientific experiment, incubating a meteorite fragment, had gone horribly, terribly wrong. From a speck of jelly-like substance, the organism had doubled its size every hour. Now just twelve hours later, it was pushing up the laboratory ceiling, a huge white blob of viscous cellular material. The … Continue reading The Blob from Outer Space