Tag Archives Science Fiction/Fantasy


Flash Fiction Post 133 – New Era Initiatives

Afternoon all. This will be my last post for about three weeks. My wife, Sandi and I are leaving this evening for an overseas holiday in Greece and Croatia. Not surprisingly, I won’t be doing any writing while I’m over there.  So, here is the next chapter of the serialized novel “Forced Removal”. The story moves towards a climax as all the plans begin to come together. This episode of the story is called New […]


Flash Fiction Post 128 – The Power of Creation

Morning Readers. My serialized novel, “Forced Removal” is entering its final stages.  All the Taurian population has been migrated to Androm and the Ring project has reached its half-way point. Jamie and his team discuss the way forward and have decisions to make. This episode of the story is called The Power of Creation. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. […]


Flash Fiction Post 126 – Ups and Downs

Morning Readers. My serialized novel, “Forced Removal” is entering its final stages.  Jamie, with a reduced team, takes on responsibility for the oversight of the Ring Continent’s remodeling project. Not far into it, he discovers that everything won’t always go according to plan. This episode of the story is called Ups and Downs. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember […]


Flash Fiction Post 122 – The Ring Continent

Afternoon all. Today, I once more return to the serialized novel, “Forced Removal”.  Jamie and his team embark on the complete survey of the ring continent and the preparation of maps to provide images of their findings. They then meet to discuss their findings and the implications of these. This chapter is called The Ring Continent. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s […]


Flash Fiction Post 118 – Beginnings’ End

Afternoon all. Today I once more return to the serialized novel, “Forced Removal”. The initial stages of the Androm project are complete, or in progress, and that frees up Jamie and his team to tackle the most difficult part of the settlement of Androm – the transformation of the Ring Continent from a forbidding desert to a habitable landmass. To paraphrase a quotation from Winston Churchill – “this is not the end. It is not […]


Flash Fiction Post 116 – Frantic Activity

Morning Everybody. Today I return to the serialized novel, “Forced Removal”. In this chapter, the preparation on Androm intensifies as the crisis on Taurus worsens. And the Baltra survey team must solve the problem of the second band of sapient beings they found there.  This leads everyone to Frantic Activity. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can […]


Flash Fiction Post 112 – Hidden Challenges

Morning Everybody. I have been in Cape Town from last week Tuesday until yesterday and I have been busy with the next installment of “Forced Removal”. In this chapter, the Baltra survey team make contact with the sapient beings they found there. These people prove to be intellectually much more advanced than expected. This, together with certain other things lead to Hidden Challenges. Find all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for […]


Flash Fiction Post 111 – Communication.

Afternoon all. I have been in Cape Town since yesterday and I have been busy with the next installment of “Forced Removal”. In this chapter, the Baltra survey team turn their attention to the problem of making contact with the sapient beings they found there. This installment is called Communication. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can […]


Flash Fiction post 108 – Re-evaluation

Afternoon all. I have been quite busy since I last spoke to you all. (Including last weekend in Cape Town) So I have written the latest installment of Forced Removal over several days. Jamie, Robert and Laura report back on their findings on Baltra and this results in a re-evaluation of the surveys and the terms of reference of the study on Baltra. Not surprisingly therefor, this installment is called Re-evaluation. Read all the Messages […]


Flash Fiction Post 105 – Trouble at Home

Afternoon all. Hope you had a great Christmas and seriously overindulged. Today I have the next installment of Forced Removal. Jamie, Robert and Laura are interrupted at a particularly interesting point in their field trip. Trouble at Genesis requires their immediate return. This installment is called Trouble at Home. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can now […]


Flash Fiction Post 104 – Future Earnings

Hi Everyone. Welcome to the “Silly Season”, when everybody spends too much money, parties too much and gets to January wondering how they will make it to next pay day! Just in case you have some time on your hands, while you recover a little here is my story for this week. It’s my 12 in 12 entry for October 2018 – a futuristic fantasy that had to be 1250 words long. The ‘prompt’ for […]


Flash Fiction Post 103 – Curious and Even More Curious

Afternoon All. This week I have been caught up in the frantic chores leading up to the festive season. So I haven’t had much time to write. But better late than never so today I have the next installment of Forced Removal. Jamie, Robert and Laura are continuing with their field trip to study the fauna and flora of Baltra. They find some surprising plants and animals but an even bigger surprise awaits. This episode […]


Flash Fiction Post 100 – Into the Valley of Death

Morning Everybody. Today I have the next installment of Forced Removal. Jamie, Robert and Laura are busy with a field trip to study the fauna and flora of Baltra. They begin to experience some unexpected surprises and get themselves into hot water.  This episode is called Into the Valley of Death. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you […]


Flash Fiction Post 98 – The Wild Frontier

Afternoon Everybody. Finally the advance team is able to leave Genesis and head for the site for Newtown in Baltra. This episode of the “Forced Removal” story is called The Wild Frontier. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie Stories fan page on Facebook. Look […]


Flash Fiction Post 95 – Ramping Up and Moving On

Afternoon Everybody. With the arrival of more ships of humans and close to eight thousand refugees from Taurus, activity focuses on settling everybody, completing the public works and infrastructure and planning the next project. This episode of the “Forced Removal” story is called Ramping Up and Moving On. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can now sign […]


Flash Fiction Post 92 – Population Explosion

Afternoon Everybody. Sorry for last week – I had an urgent task to prepare the documentation needed to register my wife’s company for VAT. But now back to the continuing story of the humans taken to terraform the new planet Androm. As the arrival of more ships of humans and close to eight thousand refugees from Taurus, looms ever closer, there is frantic activity aimed at being ready for this influx.  This episode of the […]


Flash Fiction Post 90 – The Real Work Starts

Afternoon Everybody. The Humans from ship one begin their new life in earnest. The magnitude of the project becomes fully understood and the planning now extends to the rest of the planet. This chapter in their adventure is called The Real Work Starts. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ […]


Flash Fiction Post 88 – Consolidation

Afternoon Everybody. The Humans from ship one are now on Androm and their new life begins with a day of preparation for the immediate future. This chapter in their adventure is called Consolidation. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie Stories fan page on Facebook. […]


Flash Fiction Post 86 – Androm

Morning all. The serialized novel, “Forced Removal” reaches a milestone today. The abducted humans on ship one finally reach their destination in the Tau Ceti solar system – the planet Androm. Not surprisingly, therefore, this 21st installment is called Androm. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. What did you all think of my messages to government and my new thoughts? […]


Flash Fiction Post 84 – A Huge Breakthrough

Morning all. I’m pretty organized this week so I’m off to a flying start. Here’s installment 20 of “Forced Removal”. This installment is called, A Huge Breakthrough. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. What did you all think of my first message to government? Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie […]