Top 3 very old books

To finish this series on old books, I have chosen my favourite three books over 50 years old. These are definitely books published before I was born and so I haven’t read many, but there are a few shinning examples of wonderful literature. Top 3 books over 50 years J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a…

Carnivore Tree

The forest was formed by layers of wet leaves. It started at the top, where they were still attached to the branches, and moved down, the layers gaining more and more moisture as the ground became closer. The ground itself was far beneath out feet, under mud, moss and rotting leaves and bark. Where possible,…

The Red Canary – Part 2

The journey was arduous, but they found White Thunder. Jack Braisser watched the ship which was perched in the middle of a clearing. He expected movement, signs of life coming from inside. For now, the bird was asleep. ‘Richards, thermal readings. Pattson, perimeter reconnaissance. I want to know if anything is here or likely to…

The Red Canary – Part 1

Jack Braisser watched from inside the Red Canary as it drifted over the treetops, peeking down to the untouched ground below. The vegetation was relentless so that even the small size of the ship could not fit into most of the rare spaces. It took all the scanners searching fiercely to find a thin patch…

Venus Landscape

The dust rose in swirls as the ship touched down. The orange mist filled the air, showing its anger at being disturbed. As it began to settle again, we could see through the port holes; it was a mirage of a wasteland, never quite in focus due to the heat. The door began to open…