Thought Speed, by Len Nourse
Len and Ilana’s magic allows them to visit faraway places using ‘thought-speed’. Scientific data suggested it worthwhile to visit Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon with a deep salty ocean and more water than Earth. This presents the exciting possibilities for life beyond Earth." They visited scientists associated with the Hubble Space Telescope and told them of their magic skills and plans. The scientists were most interested, and fitted them with the necessary safety gear and sample vials to survive within the salty ocean. Holding hands in the presence of the scientists using thought-speed they were whisked to Ganymede’s salty ocean.
17/8/2017 10:32:09 pm
Don't leave us dangling, Len. Please give us a follow-up story showing what these two intrepid voyagers saw and did on Ganymede!
18/8/2017 04:40:24 am
Hello Bobby, Sure, when I've finished it. Actually its going to be part of a series of kid's stories I'm doing with an illustrator. She is Ilana, the daughter of a golf friend. She is originally from South Africa but now lives in NZ. The agreement is I write the stories and she does the illustrations. It's going to be an exciting and enjoyable venture and we will jointly publish these kids' stories. How and where, we are not yet sure but very likely self-publish using BookLocker.com as I've done with my JP series - for these see my website - www.leonardnourse.com. I've only finished 4 (self-published)) of the 11 I've written because of the costs of getting the illustrations drawn, as well as the need to pay upfront - that's understandable and not a complaint. The problem is I don't earn money or have a pension so all the costs fall on my wife. At present we feel she should rather spend that money on our daughter and newly born grandson, and for visiting them. They live in Geeveston Tasmania while we at present live in Memphis TN US. (Google - The bears went over the mountain.) Nevertheless I'm going to try to present the longer versions of FF to Gorden's Friday Flash Fiction group, by email using email@example.com . I'm not sure I can manage this weekly but possibly biweekly, but will damn-all try. This wont allow me to be lazy by spending excess time on the golf course - a weakness, shame but a nice weakness. I'll personally try to use these as 'preempts' of the chapters of the stories Ilana I will present. So give me two weeks but there is no guarantee Gordon will accept these. I will have to look deeper into what he allows.
18/8/2017 05:27:20 pm
Len, just to be clear: Friday Flash Fiction is principally aimed at stories of no more than 100 words in length, and they should be stand-alone, not serialised in any way. We also accept stories of up to 500 words but they should definitely not be serialised.
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