A place for my writings
24 Jul 2019
Last night I heard the Thunder,
The herald of the rains to come,
The sound ripped the sky asunder,
And yet the rains they did not come.
- The Thunder, 2019
Inspired by the current heatwave in the UK
11 Oct 2013
Sweat dripped from his brow as he reversed the ship’s thrusters. He was low on fuel … again. Salvage was more dangerous this way but he’d had no real haul to speak of for 5 weeks. His ship slowed and the laser rangefinder pinged at 100 metres.
He would have to risk the lights, the blue glow of the console did not penetrate the darkness of the void. He doubted there would be any patrols nearby but you could never be sure. At least the dust cloud above meant they would probably only come from below; it was a small comfort.
Two small, LED searchlights on the prow sprung to life and focused where the rangefinder said the ship should be. The reflection off glass and steel was a welcome sight.
“At last, not another bloody asteroid,” he thought.
He moved the searchlights slowly left, tracing along the larger ship ahead until he found the identification plate. ICS Meldgaard was embossed on the brushed steel plate. He zoomed one of the ships cameras in to read the designation – SPC05679-ICS. He ran it through the database.Read more
07 Oct 2013
Welcome to my new Wordpress blog where I will be posting short Sci-Fi stories as and when I write them! To find more of me on the web go to tawilkinson.com!