My Mate

Straker put the phone down, sighing. Another problem sorted and yet another late night. He pushed his chair back, allowing himself the luxury of a lengthy stretch and a yawn, then checked his watch. Eighteen hours behind him and a full shift ahead. The problems involving Skydiver’s resupply schedule had taken hours to rectify and he was simply too weary to go home, not that there was much point in that. He had enough time for a shower and maybe a catnap before his first meeting of the day. Continue reading

Back in the Halley saddle

After a long break, I am back working on Halley, the Thunderbirds story I started back in February. It’s been a while since I wrote any serious Thunderbirds, and the fandom has lost much of its attraction in a way, with the introduction of the new series complete with pre-pubescent Alan, the removal of Tin-Tin, the introduction of a comic (?) or should I say farcical ‘Grandma’ and the loss of the one character who held the family together; Jeff Tracy. Continue reading