Small Realities

Inside the mind of Lance Schonberg

100 Word Stories Challenge #159 – Telescope

Here’s my entry for This week’s 100 Word Stories contest. The topic is Telescope and voting ends today at midnight so there’s still time. I’m currently in the lead (Whoo-hoo!), so if you like someone else’s story better, that’s okay too.  Well, it’s okay anyway, but everyone like’s it when people vote for them, right?

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–The Splornt ship
bristled with weapons, all pointed at us.They'd cut off communications, not liking what we had to say, but we
weren't letting them take Planet Bob without a fig

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The Splornt ship bristled with weapons, all pointed at us.  They’d cut off communications, not liking what we had to say, but we weren’t letting them take Planet Bob without a fight.
"Mr. Hansen, set phasers to baconize."  The Captain tried to be clever at these moments.  Hansen was new, young.  He’d ask.
"Um, ‘baconize’, sir?"
"Baconize, Ensign.  That’s what I want the Splornt to look like when we’re done: bacon."
The silence seemed long.  "Phasers to, uh, baconize, sir."
"Excellent.  On my mark."
The rest of the bridge crew heaved a collective sigh.  It could have gone far worse.

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