My name is Ian Hillbeck most of the time, and John Smith if I’ve done something wrong ;-) Friends call me “Merlin” and I can’t spell what enemies call me...
I was born on 14th May, 1960 (work it out) and I live and work in Barrow In Furness, Cumbria, UK. (Though my boss may want to argue the last bit :)
I’m a Senior IT Engineer for the IT Department at BAE Systems, formerly known as Marconi Marine (Barrow) formerly known as VSEL, formerly known as Vickers, who are best known as builders of nuclear submarines for the Royal Navy.
I have a wife called Ann and three children. Two boys called Gareth and Daniel and an alien female named Tyne. My Mother got quite annoyed at my reference to my daughter being an alien, but any father of a young girl will know exactly what I mean.
When I’m not on my PC I like to write (obviously), listen to Meatloaf or play on someone else’s PC. On Saturdays you may see me supporting my local soccer team Barrow AFC, cruising down the Lancaster Canal on my boat or out and about Geocaching.
Where to find Ian Hillbeck online
Lousy Poems On Morbid Themes
A selection on eclectic poetry and prose on various topics which will hopefully entertain, inspire and stimulate the mind.
The Big Game
Two boys have their game soccer game interrupted by an alien invasion
Galabell thought he was taking his family to the Baku Festival and a long overdue visit to his parents. The trip becomes a nightmare as they all become caught in the middle of a conflict between trans-galactic Industry and the Federal Government.
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