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Crowd Funded War Needs You: a diatribe by: GF Willmetts (story).

November 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Crowd Funded War Needs You: a diatribe by: GF Willmetts (story).

Good evening citizens As you must be aware by now, wars aren’t always won by superior forces but more to do with persistence, strategy and finance where winning small battles turns the outcome of the war. Although this current war has been funded from general taxes, the final push has necessitated the decision to come […]

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Beware Aliens Bearing Gifts a short story by: GF Willmetts (short story)

September 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Beware Aliens Bearing Gifts    a short story by: GF Willmetts    (short story)

They were coming. At long last. They were coming. Whatever they might be. Over the decades, we all imagined how the first contact with aliens would be like. The fearful put it down as invasions because they wanted our planet and the local inhabitants who they often saw as just scum to be quickly exterminated. […]

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May Contain Water : a short story by GF Willmetts (story).

August 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
May Contain Water : a short story by GF Willmetts (story).

I blame the health and safety crowd. It started with simple things like identifying dangerous ingredients for the sensitive palates. Nuts, isn’t it? Then for dangerous ingredients for all like nicotine and some of really dangerous things like cyanide that had crept into the food chain. Not in massive amounts to kill but still there. […]

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We Can 3D You: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

August 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
We Can 3D You: a short story by: GF Willmetts.

I never understood the intricacies of the new tech. Now my husband, the total geek, just lapped it up and wanted to try everything out. Take the new 3D printer. This generation could print organic matter. Doing it layer by layer meant that complex organics wouldn’t be in computer memory for long and if you […]

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All Of This And I Only Wanted Was To Teleport To Australia: a story of motion by: GF Willmetts.

June 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
All Of This And I Only Wanted Was To Teleport To Australia: a story of motion by: GF Willmetts.

Frankly, I didn’t want to teleport. I could tolerate the jet lag…except I was needed down under in Oz quickly for a business deal that couldn’t wait and the board of directors authorised my first teleport which would save me several hours. Thanks, guys, I’ll remember to make a similar choice when I can send […]

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With This Ring: a story of lost ritual by: GF Willmetts.

May 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
With This Ring: a story of lost ritual by: GF Willmetts.

‘Now tell me, why do you two people want to get married?’ The Judge looked down at the couple before him. As was his stature, he was entitled to be sat higher than them but put on the friendly air so they would open up to him. They looked barely past the age of consent […]

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One Careful Owner a story by: GF Willmetts.

May 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
One Careful Owner        a story by: GF Willmetts.

Don’t look at me like that. So I have an odd collecting hobby. Doesn’t everyone? I look after it well. I even keep it in its original packaging. All right, it’s a little worn around the edges but that’s caused by the environment it’s in. It’s self-contained. I don’t have to put in any extra […]

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A Chat Show On Snuffworld: a story by: GF Willmetts.

March 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
A Chat Show On Snuffworld: a story by: GF Willmetts.

Detective Inspector Baratty Rabatty got bored looking at the body and studied the room instead, although he doubted if there were any more clues there than looking at the corpse. Murder on Granola was normal. Suicide wasn’t, which was why he was called in. Why bother? It wouldn’t be that difficult to put yourself in […]

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Trade-In. A story by: GF Willmetts.

March 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Trade-In. A story by: GF Willmetts.

It’s a common myth among the young sentient species that they will face alien invasion forces that will exterminate them before taking over their planet. This species even has an entire media devoted to the subject. That made my job easier. I mean, I was only one person. What kind of threat was I? I […]

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Dark The Lens And Alien Eyed: a story by: GF Willmetts.

February 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dark The Lens And Alien Eyed: a story by: GF Willmetts.

‘I didn’t bring it in. It just walked in while we were on the ground. If anything, it’s your fault that we landed in the first place. You’re a lousy pilot.’ Landor dismissed that accusation and looked down at the semi-conscious biped on the floor. It had been rendered senseless when it had stepped on […]

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