"He wasn't sure what shook him more; her statement that she was from the future, the fact that he had apparently been a key influence on the development of mankind, or that he had been plunged from his quiet life in the machine shop into…"
"He put the box away in his pack, his fingers trembling. He did not know where he was or what he should do but surely the first task was to find some human habitation. He chose a direction at random and began to walk. Walking was…"
"I stumble away. Amidst the horror that has my mind reeling, some instinct for survival says I must get away from the scene of the crime. My heart is thumping. If any one sees me with the victim's blood staining my hands…"
"My mind floundered a little, then I thought of alien species on earth, I mean, cane toads in Australia, for example, or starlings in America. Even relatively ordinary creatures could create havoc. Whatever it was that they had…"
""...I know this will be difficult for you to take in, but my people come from another planet."
I blinked nervously. If it weren't for the very convincing levitation and spontaneous combustion act she had just performed…"
"Tommy had never really liked that book his teacher made him read - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - he thought nothing like that could ever happen. But here in front of him was proof that he was wrong. Spreading in front of him…"
"the surface was too slick to stand firmly on. I try another that’s jutting out from the water and find it to be suitable. I slowly step across the rocks, testing each as if they were landmines, sensitive to the slightest pressure and move…"
"Out of the shop I went the sphere still in my hand. As I ran past a dumpster I threw the sphere like a cricket ball with pin point accuracy it hit the steel and should have smashed but I heard no noise, not even a whisper. I thought no more about it…"
"We lay across the sand; the ocean looked like a thousand diamonds strewn across a blue land. Her crimson hair blew in the wind, gently brushing against my face. My arm cradled her head against my chest, her breathing in sync with my…"