It’s The Luck That Has It, Or Fortune, Genius

by Mik Bulk, voted ‘most local journalist’ by you, the readers

journalistHarold’s Bi-tronic Centre for Metallurgic Research I went to, after being invited there.

And what’s going on there at this time blew my mind and, hopefully, the minds of you readers, with luck.

Since the old Gulf War, the Centre has been doing things and Dr Alan Clutcher showed me those things.

I’ve many years in the fields, but amazed I was as my jaw literally fell off. He (Clucther) laughed. So I did too.

He showed me a beam that the firm has managed to make stay in a box. “But what’s it for?” someone asked.

No one would tell. And how does it work you’re wondering. So did I. But these things are complex. You may as well ask how a wind break works.

“How does a wind break work?” I asked Dr Clutcher, who was still there.

He explained it to me. My eyes literally popped out.

When we went into the Centre’s attic (up a ladder) I saw some things that maybe no one should see.

I asked what it all was and why I was happening to be seeing it.

Afterwards we went to the canteen, although I can’t tell you how we got there.

Clutcher and his new journalist friend (me) both shared a cake, a tea and a banana. And a soup.

He slurped as he let on about his secrets. But it’s true what they say about scientists and engineers and those like them: even when you actually listen, what are they saying?

So there you have it. Harold’s advanced weapon division is literally light-years ahead of anything for miles around.

And it’s a good job I went in with my nose held high and managed to soothe the local population’s concerns about radiation and other trifles.

Everything looks ok from my end of the binoculars (figurative ones).

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