Junior Earplug Adventures: We Stand Accused (Part 15)


And Cushions success was her ability to use the Omnipresent Scanner so efficiently that she discovered Magnuss upon a distant planet in ten seconds flat. So she, everyone in the Museum of Future Technology, and even those in the Galactic Court, watched as Zip Fladgerston dashed back to fetch the golden Magnuss and demand that he follow him into the desert…

“What are you so flipping excited about, Zip?” Magnuss asked reasonably enough. Then he added: “Gosh, it’s hot here: no wonder you took your silver suit off. It’s a pity that you didn’t have any underpants on underneath it though.”

But when he saw what Zip had seen earlier, he completely forgot all about the sight of the cable end’s bum, because he could barely believe his sodding eyes.

“It, it, ” he stammered, “looks like a small oasis town. A rather more significant observation though is that it appears to be populated by beings much like yourself!”

And Magnuss’s observation was entirely accurate…

But then surprise turned to something analogous to horror when…

…a team that Magnuss recognised as a Security Squad arrived. It was only a tiny oasis town, so it was relatively easy to enter the town from both ends at the same time…

Magnuss and Zip stood aghast as some of the townsfolk tried hiding in the woods…

And others dashed off into the desert…

But the Security Squad were efficient and remorseless in their pursuit…

…and very quickly they began rounding up their quarry…

“Gotcha!” The Squad Leader with a blue cranium roared with boastful delight.

“But why?” His captives voiced their fears. “What possible reason would you have for rounding up all us yellow desert folks?”

“Security Squad members don’t grow on trees, ya know.” The Squad Leader answered. “Only yellow cable ends are any good at it. So, every once in a while we go on a recruiting drive. You’ll be taken back to the city and conscripted into the security forces. You won’t like it initially, but before long the indoctrination process will have you loving every minute of it. Who knows, maybe next year you’ll be rounding up your brothers and sisters just like we’re rounding up you right now.”

But some were smarter than others; right under the Squad Leader’s olfactory array, they took off across the pitched roofs…

Naturally the Security Squad went in pursuit…

But they didn’t know the back streets like the locals did, and before long three desert folk managed to place some distance between themselves and their pursuers…

Or, to put it another way, they got away. But they needed somewhere to hole up until night fall. And they found it…

…in a hole in an ancient building’s wall; though they did experience difficulty squeezing through it…

But when they did…

…they were amazed to discover catacombs even more ancient that must have dated back to the Year One.

To be continued…

© Paul Trevor Nolan

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