UFO Melbourne by Tom Godfrey

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“Yeeehaaa,” roared Jim. His face creased with laughter and he felt somewhat light-headed, even with the benefit of a pressure suit. He turned to Frankie at his side. “Woah! That dive gets me every time.”

“Me too,” chortled Frankie, “although it’s the first time we’’ve done it with invisibility off.” Frankie gently tweaked the single control column, levelling the, “Frisbee” over the Yarra. “What we are doing will change Earth for ever, Jim.” said Frankie grimly. All traces of the euphoria they had both felt at the end of the swoop, had evaporated like the fog over the Yarra.

“Someone had to do it”, replied Jim softly. His eyes betraying a sadness, at odds with his clipped comment.

They dipped lower and slowed, drifting silently forward about 100 metres above the dark waters, reflected like some giant metallic Krispy Kreme. They needed to be as visible as possible to the morning crowds. The time for pretending, misinformation and outright lies, was over. No-one could stop them now. Ever since the days of the USAF’s infamous “Project Blue Book”, cover up. There had been a small group of dissenters, effectively silenced, through means both fair and fowl. After secret and careful preparation, their time had come. They had finally decided to risk all and act.

Frankie tweaked the controls and then let the craft settle into its auto landing function. They touched down near to the harbour entrance and within minutes, helicopters and fighter aircraft from the Australian Air force were buzzing overhead, like angry gnats ahead of a summer storm.

The nervous and expectant crowds lined every vantage point and cameras, both official and private clicked and whirred away – capturing and sending information at light speed around the globe. The ramp lowered and the crowds hushed as the men walked slowly and deliberately down and towards the awaiting media.

Jim grinned again, exposing row after row of very tiny, but very sharp teeth…

My artwork ranges from the traditional, to the slightly offbeat.

With the wildlife and landscape, paintings, I like a more photo-realistic approach, with light, colour, emotion and a sense of space, being key components.

My cartoons are a little quirky, with themes and styles varying according to mood.

My Website http://www.tomgodfrey.com.au

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  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 7 years ago

    Awesome treatment here Tom – Intergalactic brilliance at its best!

  • peter
    peterover 7 years ago

    Yep – it works for me.

  • Adrian Rachele
    Adrian Racheleover 7 years ago

    Yes, very well done. Love it. Thumbs up.

  • James Pierce
    James Pierceover 7 years ago

    I want the Millenium Falcon !

  • aaria
    aariaover 7 years ago

    very clever indeed, Mr Godfrey… and sooo you!

  • Scott Robinson
    Scott Robinsonover 7 years ago

    I was so hoping you`d do something Sci-fi, You`ve made my day!

  • Tom Godfrey
    Tom Godfreyover 7 years ago

    Thanks kind people. James, yours will be with you as soon as I can licence them with the RTA. They claim they haven’t got the facilities to charge for sky-parking yet :) Glad to have made your Monday Resisto- good if the week starts well. Happy creating all

  • Stephen Kilburn
    Stephen Kilburnover 7 years ago

    Sweet. Looks real too :) Reminds me a little of Douglas Adam’s Hitch Hikers where bored (alien) uni students do stunts like this on unsuspecting planets.

  • veronique
    veroniqueover 7 years ago

    Your artworks are absolutely awesome, played with various mediums myself years ago, favourite being pastels…never got to anywhere near this brilliant tho!!! Would love you to upload a pelican one…I’ve taken hundreds of images of pelicans, wonderful characters!!

  • Cliff Vestergaard
    Cliff Vestergaardover 7 years ago

    COOL !

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