SOLCOM, the government’s solution committee meet in secret to find a solution to the impending national crisis
And as our supremo supercomputer Maybelline attempts to obey her contradictory commands, the integrity of the entire system is at risk. Does Maybelline not know that it is defective, that metaphorically speaking there is ladder in her tights, and that something has gone ‘orribly wrong? No, not her, because these mechanisms, however realistic they appear […]
An old soldier settles down with the natives in a remote outpost of New Zealand. Life is good, until the French arrive.
Unlikely friends, she and I, an acquaintance that grew over time, and over lingering cups of coffee. What drew us together was the fact that we were both American, both divorcees living alone in our smug, suburban town of Toddington. I met Antonia in the local bookshop, having just moved here following a bitter divorce. She […]
The telephone in the office rings. I hear him pick up the receiver. My hearing is very acute now. Although I can’t turn to look I can hear every word that’s said. Again I wonder if the others can hear too. I’m sure they can. ‘Hallo? Castle Museum, can I help you? … A youth […]