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Short Stories

As I mentioned on the previous post I have now included some FREE short stories on my website. However, I have changed the way way you access them which should make it more accessible and easier to read.

First of all, if you are looking at the mobile version of this page and can only see the blog post then scroll to the bottom and click on "web version".

Then you will see the link to the short stories at the top right...ENJOY MY FRIENDS...


Happy reading,


Additions to the website

Apart from the odd film review, I have added very little to my website over the last few months.

I have been trying to figure out ways to share some of my short stories. So at the bottom of the page, past the blogs you will find one of my stories called "THE VISITOR". I am not 100% with the way it will be shown and I am still trying to figure out a better way to allow people to read the stories. However, it is a working progress.

I have also added some more of my little works or art.

Happy reading my friends.


Sunday Mornings

Spending the morning drinking coffee out of my Star Trek mug. This Sunday lifestyle of the geek! 


Of all the souls I have encountered....

We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted, in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most....human.
(James T. Kirk, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan).

I haven't been able to watch this scene yet - I am still a little to close to my own dad's death to deal with the emotions that it would throw up. Yet the words of Kirk I have practically memorized from that film. I even remembering crying when I first saw that film. Nicholas Meyer created a gem of a film and this scene was incredibly heartbreaking. But now...its left the realm of fantasy and film and entered once again into my heart because now we really have to say goodbye to the man who embodied Spock.

I know there was far more to Leonard Nimoy that just one single character he brought to life. He was an actor, director, singer, songwriter and poet. He was a father. But I remember him most as Spock...I am not sure if he would like that or not but as Spock - a Vulcan, torn between two worlds - he inspired me to become a Scientist. Although, I never seen the original run of Star Trek (I am not that old), I fell in love with that universe and those films. I have no idea who introduced Star Trek into my life but it has always been there for as long as I can remember. So Spock has always been there.

I can't help but feel that we have lost someone who made science fiction great and that we are left with a void that can't ever be filled.

Rest in Peace Leonard Nimoy, and although your physical presence may be lost to us, I know your influence and spirit will love long and prosper.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


The Wedding Ringer - My Thoughts on the film.

I was wondering if I should just use my website for reviewing Science Fiction and Fantasy film. Since this website is about me and my thoughts then it would seem logical that I review the things I like, and I like comedy. 

We got to Friday night and I really wanted to go to the cinema. I hadn't given much thought to what I wanted to see. I looked through the entire offerings of films and most came across as too serious. I really wasn't interested in something serious, as it had already been a serious week through work – I was ready for some light comic relief.

The Wedding Ringer caught my eye and with Kevin Hart as the onscreen lead then it seemed I would be sure to get some laughs. The only thing that concerned me was the lack of advertising or hype surrounding the film – usually a sign that you are about to watch a dull dud of a film.
Writer and Director Jeremy Garelick seems to be a relatively newcomer to the big screen directorial chair; in fact from what I have read, this is his first full length feature in the pilot seat. So was it a hit or a miss?

Well here is the premise – Man is getting married, man relatively few to no friends but has lied to his future wife about having friends. Man needs best man and groom's men to make up his side of the wedding party – Man hire's Kevin Hart, the professional fake best man – let the hilarity begin.
Now at this juncture you're probably thinking I am going to say "Then it fell flat on its face." However, I am happy to say the film lifted my mood on the Friday. Okay the premise of the story is a bit far-fetched but not so much that it spoils the film. The buddy pairing between Kevin Hart and Josh Gad was also on a decent level. Both actors played well off each other and the typical nonsense that usually comes along with these types of film struck a chord with me and had me laughing for most of the film.

There were few things I would say the film had to do to make it better ALTHOUGH, I can see from the critics that they don't like it. My advice, I shall be buying the DVD, as its worth watching again! Go and see you. You will enjoy it.     

This film gets another one of my **** rating.

Happy watching my friends,


The Jafwords rating system.

***** (Awesome)
**** (Almost awesome but with some flaws)
*** (To be honest it could have been better)
** (Struggling to say good things)
* (Dear director give me my money back)