John Fish B.Sc. Publishers of Tenby in Wales (UK)


Space Station

Binns had decided to take the bull by the horns and stood on the balcony of her sea front hotel room which overlooked Caldey Island. A full Moon had risen high over the Gower Peninsula and the blackness of the sea danced silver in the Moonbeams. She felt a sudden urge to be naked but then noticed the lighthouse of Caldey Island seemingly wink at her.

"It's very romantic here," said Carter as he passed her a drink from the mini-bar in the hotel room.

"Thanks ... but you don't understand the rules."

"I'd like to learn."

"They are very simple, I keep control ... Did you see that meteor?"


"You must be blind then, it was so bright, negative magnitude two or three at least ... what were you looking at then?"

"You, you look so beautiful with the Moon in your eyes."

"Carter you should hear yourself, that was so corny!"

"But true."

"I think we'd better change the subject. Did you ever meet Neil Armstrong?"

"Not exactly, I've seen him close up during presidential security operations."

"It's so hard to imagine that we once could walk on the Moon. We've gone backwards in evolution since then. What the previous generation could do, ours can't."

"I expect manned Lunar exploration will recommence once the space station is established."

"Yes, but it's so unfair. I want to go to the Moon. There you are Carter, give me the Moon and I'll marry you."

"Do you mean that?"

"Carter, you should hear yourself ... still with one-sixth gravity it would make our wedding night an interesting experience! We could write a new chapter for the Karma Sutra!"


Extract from Preseli Bluestones by Sion Pysgod

Published at Tenby in the Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park (Wales, UK)

As a Star of Pembrokeshire Series Paperback