The disappearance of a father and then his daughter, are of interest not only to the police, but to someone else nearby.
But little does the man know, how much he, a complete stranger to the area, will be dragged into the events that have unfolded.
That is until he finds himself recording the whole thing.... and what a strange story it is indeed.
A science fiction story following on from "The Gateway" and "The Tower Bridge"
Story (c)2011 Steve Simons - A SciFiStories.co.uk & Podiobooks.com co-production
Music `Somewhere in Between` By Jasmine Commerce
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A man out walking encounters a figure dressed in dark
clothes standing on a misty outcrop in the wilds of
Cornwall. The figure is either lost or looking for
someone ore something, but what?
get any worse? - Having had a brush with the law that he'd
rather not have had, Paul just hopes that he can get on with
his life, but the father turns up and he is not at all happy
isn't about me - Jo sudenly turns up and apologises for all
the bother and Paul is so intreagued by her story that he
finds himself writing it down. It all started when Jo
went out again to look for her father or for any signs that
the police may have missed. She thinks she has spotted
something, bends down to investigate...
Ailers and more - Having encountered something vaguely like
a turtle with loads of legs and green wrinkly skin and
nearly having her head smashed by a faintly visible club; Jo
is glad to escape, but to what. The latest encounter
makes her wonder if she is deep within a dream, having
suffered a bump on the head.
to rescue - Jemi and Jezi-Lee have found an encampment where
they suspect that Ella is being kept. This information
leads Jo's new freinds the Wies-an-Fusa to plan an attack to
rescue Ella. We follow them as the attack takes place.
here - Jo feels so guilty about the injury that she has
inflicted on Tomisk-Lee. Barse is impressed by Jo's
logic and 'Wise counsel' that he declares her as a good
freind of the Wies-an-Fusa.
coast - Having found now that the Grobs appear to have taken
Ella to an island, Barse agrees to Jo's plan to send a
scouting party to see if they can find the island and see if
there are any signs of the Grobs on the island.
- Things not going at all well, Jo cannot see Desag and
wonders how she is going to complete her mission let alone
find her way all the way back to the Fusas. Jo's sheer
persistence pays off though.
- Having found somewhere to settle and having the
companionship of her loyal Cut-Tager, Jo has fallen asleep,
then suddenly all changes....
the way back - Mission accomplished, or at least having
found that the Grobs are on the island, Jo must find her way
back to the Fusas to get the news to them. However, it
is a long way and quite a complicated route, can Jo do it?
brave Fusas and one girl - The journey back to the coast
does not seem so far this time, but having all the Fusas and
their banter going on around, helps. The Fusas plan
does not sit well with Jo though, she thinks it is far too
risky and fraught with danger.
is normal - Jo blames herself for not keeping a watch on the
coast, but Barse assures her that there was nothing more
that she could do. As if that is not bad enough, Jo
dreads the return through the tunnel, she is convinced that
the Grobs are waiting to abush them down there. The
Fusas, don't appear in the least worried though.
||A new day
- With a new day comes a new plan, but this one seems no
more sensible than the previous one.
Way - The Ailer scouts return with the good news that
everything is on track, but will Jo's fears be proved right
or will Barse's confidence pay off?
journey home - The Fusas insist that Jo travels on the
biggest Cut-Tager that they can find, despite the fact that
many Fusas have far worse injuries than Jo. When they
get back to the Fusas home on the hill, the party takes Jo's
mind off the fact that she still needs to get home.