G.J. Griffiths

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G J Griffiths is a retired science teacher with some early working experience of the photographic industry. Born in the UK he enjoys reading most genres of fiction such as sci-fi, crime/detective thrillers, historical and wildlife stories. Non-fiction reading mainly includes scientific or historical books. Walking in the English, Scottish or Welsh countryside with binoculars ready for bird-watching or other wildlife is a particular pleasure.
His first novel was Fallen Hero and the So What! series of three books followed. All three are focussed on the fictitious Birch Green High School. More recent works include poetry: Dizzyrambic Imaginings, two illustrated children’s sci-fi stories about ant-size aliens and historical novels based upon re
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Santa's Gift to Goldilock's Planet

Santa’s Gift to Goldilock’s Planet

So where is the chimney? Santa Claus said,
Adjusting his specs, scratching his head.
I’ve parked on a turbine, windy, near here,
And hoping for sherry, or even a beer.

Saving the planet and less fossil fuel
Are two of the things that I think are cool!
I think I’ll go back; summon my elves
To work on the atom, not spare themselves.

So, stop scraping her skin; wasting her b
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This is the second story by Edward Rickford that I have read about Cortes and the Mexica. It was no less interesting and exciting, despite the very many complex characters with their complicated names. Once again, after a short period of time trying, ...more
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“Your future - take it, shake it, MAKE IT happen for you!”
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“The majority of the ruling classes did not save their blame and recriminations just for those working class people who were able to walk away from St. Peter’s Fields free of injury. Many of the wounded did not seek medical treatment for they were certain that it would invite retribution from the authorities. Rumours of such a spiteful attitude had a strong basis in fact.

Despite the pain and the temptation to swoon again into a state of unconsciousness Thomas and Jacob shook their heads, just a little, as much as the soreness would allow.
‘Oh, no, sir; our cause is just. We mun stick together an’ demand the vote an’ better workin’ conditions,’ answered Jacob.
‘While them laws as keeps the price o’ bread up too ’igh is there we gotter keep goin’, sir. Folks is starving’ while wages is pressed down by factory owners,’ added Thomas.”
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“Parts of her that had been separated for transit were still in limbo, unwrapping, trying to find their way home to her body.

Wolf, D.C.. q-cave (p. 7). D. C. Wolf. Kindle Edition.”
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