Jackson was still working, eyes staring at a slide before he slid it under the old fashioned microscope on his table. He leaned forward to examine the results. ‘Hmm…’ a long-drawn out sigh of disappointment before he pulled the slide out and selected another, his fingers quick and assured. He ignored the footsteps behind him and continued turning a dial until the breath on the back of his neck made him sigh.
‘Colonel Freeman? You need something?’
‘Found anything yet?’ Continue reading
‘Where is he?’
‘Commander Straker? I haven’t seen him since he went up top a couple of hours ago.’
‘You mean he hasn’t come back?’ Freeman picked up the phone. ‘Miss Ealand, have you seen Mr Straker?’
‘No, Mr Freeman, I haven’t seen him since this morning. Shall I call him?’
‘No. Leave it with me.’ Freeman dialled another number. ‘Jackson. Any news yet?’ He listened to the reply. ‘Fine. Let me know as soon as you have anything.’ He listened again. ‘No. I’ll tell him. I’ll be sending him home as soon as I find him.’ He put the phone down and checked the gun at his hip. Continue reading
A UFO Story
By Lightcudder ©Feb 2012
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners.The original characters and plot are the property of the author of this story.The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any previously copyrighted material. No copyright infringement intended.
‘We have a live one Commander. Bringing him in now.’
Straker did not need the signs to guide him as he walked the corridors. The underground base had continued to develop over the years, adding new walkways, new sections, even lower levels, but the SHADO Commander knew every part and his mind was fixed on other things besides the layout of the base.
A live one. The first for over a year. Maybe this time they might have a chance. It was about time they got a break. He paused to let Alec catch up. Continue reading
There will be a new UFO story posted here, starting September 21st – to celebrate Ed Straker’s birthday. Currently I have two (maybe three or four – I need to check!) complete stories waiting to be published and another two started, both of which are going to be relatively short. Continue reading
‘So it must be that UFO that came in a month ago under our radar blind spot.’ I said. The report was there, on his desk, but Straker was thinking, his arms folded, eyes half-shut in thought for a moment or two. Continue reading
A new short story will be posted here on June 30th to celebrate the second Markers Universal SHADO CON – a fan celebration of UFO.
Following the success of SHADO CON in June 2017, we are delighted to announce SHADO CON 2 to be held in the
Saturday June 30th 2018.
Deborah Grant and David Collings from Psychobombs, Alan Perry, and James Winch with his SHADO Jeep and original UFO props.
More guests to be announced.(all guests appear subject to work commitments)
For updates go to: SHADO CON (facebook group)
Grateful thanks to An Delen Dir for the loan of one of her characters. I will take great care of him. Promise. And to dragon, who not only makes an appearance, but gave me valuable help.Thank you to both of you. This story is set some time after Calan Geaf by An Delen Dir
‘Coming?’ There was no reply, but Straker was used to that. He frowned more in amusement than annoyance and walked on, turning round once to call to his companion. ‘I’m not waiting for you.’
He paused, shrugged his shoulders and opened the outer office door, making sure it remained open behind him. Another scorching day, the sun blazing in a brilliant blue sky and the heat-haze shimmering over the sticky tarmac of the car park. Even the brief walk from his vehicle had made his shirt cling to his back. For once, it would be pleasant to spend the day in the coolness of the underground and air-conditioned workspace. He tugged off his sunglasses with a sigh of relief.
‘Alone, Commander? Is everything all right?’ Miss Ealand gave him a look of concern.
Straker tilted his head and shrugged. ‘He’s flirting with Janice in Reception. Seems to think he stands a chance of getting what he wants from her. He’ll be along soon.’ Continue reading
SHADO CON is GO! Continue reading
Author’s note: The following takes place at the very end of Timelash
A kaleidoscope of blurred and unrecognisable faces appeared, voices echoing and distorted, but he could make out the words. ‘It could open his mind or destroy it.’
And he retreated to the only safe place he knew. Continue reading