Junior Earplug Adventures: Plunging into Peril (Part Seventeen)


Things were not improved aboard the K T Woo as it too was drawn into the deadly whirlpool of super-attenuated neutrons, or whatever unstable wormholes are made of…

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In fact its entire bridge crew were feeling decidedly ‘ikky’…

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Aboard the Chi-Z-Sox, Professor Hydious Gout managed to retain his breakfast long enough to issue a single command…

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“Hard to port.” He said. Then helpfully added: “Full left rudder.”

Two of the ships co-creators – the brilliant young scientists, Clasp Gytnor and Gangies Phalangies…

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…said: “Is that wise,Sir? That command makes no sense whatsoever.”

Gout couldn’t explain his logic: he just knew that a sharp turn to port would free his fragile craft from the sub-atomic grip of the wormhole.

“Yes it is.” He replied. He then added: “Question my ability to command again, and I stick my steel-capped space boots right up your rear end.”

Whilst this exchange of views was taking place, the Helmsplug had responded to the captain’s order. Amazingly this happened…

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The Chi-Z-Sox was ejected from the wormhole. Unfortunately the violence incurred by the manoeuvre stalled the main drive…

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…and the ship of space became interplanetary flotsam…

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…as it drifted inert and helpless.

Doctor Putridity Gout rushed to her husband’s side…

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“Oh, Hydious, dearest.” She inquired fearfully. “Where the heck are we?”

To allay his wife’s fears, Captain Gout consulted with the Astrogation Department…

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…who responded with: “Aint got a flipping clue, Captain.”

Then Clasp Gytnor gasped…

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“Prof,” he said breathlessly, “check out the main viewer.”

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This time Astrogation were more helpful…

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“It’s a sun,  Sir.” An engineer reported cheerfully. But he was a little less cheerful  when he made this addendum: “And we’re falling into it.”

© Paul Trevor Nolan

 

 

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Writer of silly tales, taker of pictures, and all round good egg
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