Saturday, November 29, 2008

Raven 41

Today I face another Raven's Challenge.

This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: posthumous, flagrant, seven days a week, cheese and crackers, pyramid, civil war, clarinet, microwave, absent without leave, blue jeans

Mini Challenge: sugar-coated, thermometer, tractor pull, evangelical, masquerade

The Ten Word Challenge
Mark had been envisioning the meeting with Captain Clark since the teams return. It was a flagrant breaking of the rules for him to shapeshift . Not the Spaceship rules and not Earth's rules, but rules made by the Captain, his adoptive father, and him. It was for his protection for people could be cruel to those who were different.There would be a consequence for breaking the rule, and it would not be eating cheese and crackers for seven days a week. His greatest fear was that he would be sent to the Zonics home planet where he had never been ,to his people he had never seen. They were not meeting in the office but in the Captains residence. The Captain was dress in blue jeans and a tee shirt with a clarinet painted on it. He so wanted to be absent with out leave. Dr Peterson entered the room. Mark could feel his anger and fear. He had lodged the complaint against Mark. Dr Peterson was holding a object pointed at Mark that looked like a pyramid. . Mark knew that he had contracted with a weapons expert to build a weapon that would be able to kill a Zonic. The weapon was to use some kind of microwave ray. Would his report of the Linx be read posthumously. There was the mystery of the human contact with the Linx still to solve. Was there a civil war? The anger was directed at the Captain. The fear was toward Mark.

" How could you knowing the suffering our family went though at the hands of the Zonics, harbor one.? I have written so much on the danger of one Zonic in our universe. It will be you who will lead to the destruction of our freedom. Get him off our ship and out of our universe."
Captain Clark responded" Mark is my son and has a place on this ship. How comfortable would you have felt knowing the truth? Has he at any time given you a reason to be concerned about your safety?"

Mark spoke up,"I have saved you a number of times."The captain gave him a look that said be quiet. Mark was not concerned about the weapon pointed at him. He could easily put it out of commission, but he was concerned about his fathers need to punish him for breaking the rule. Dr Peterson was a well known scientists. He was a man that he admired. There was no question that his recklessness was responsible for putting his father in a precarious situation. Just as his father turned to Mark there was an explosion and the ship was hit. A voice was heard asking for the captain to return to duty.

"We will have to settle this later. Get to safety immediately."The captain ,although needed ,took the time to put on a uniform . He felt he needed the uniform for respect.


The Mini Challenge
It was not the noise that made Sandy Shore want to turn down an invitation to the tractor pull, but the fear that the pesky penguin would show up. There was no telling what that bird would do. On thinking her decision over, Sandy considered she could masquerade as a contestant in the pull. She was making up her mind when the doorbell rang. She looked out the peep hole in the door and saw Jeff. Oh boy. She gabbed a thermometer placed it in her mouth and pulled an afghan off the couch wrapping it around her. She unlocked and opened the door.
"I am not feeling well so I can not accept your invitation,"she lied.
There was no sugar coated pill she could take. Jeff became evangelical in wanting Sandy to go to the tractor pull. Reluctantly she left with Jeff to go to the pull, on alert for the penguin.

5 comments:

Melli said...

Oh boy... Mark really did it, didn't he? I wonder what's gonna happen...

I bet that Penguin will be DRIVING a tractor next week! LOL!

Raven said...

I read these and then someone knocked at my door and I forgot to leave my comment. I love the Zonics stories and am waiting to see what that pesky penguin is really up to.

Sandi McBride said...

You're very good at this...well done!
Sandi

Finding Pam... said...

I loved the Zonics!You cleverly used all the words in an interesting story that I enjoyed reading. Good job.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am still in recovery from the holiday. haha

Carletta said...

I so wish I could continue a story - you do two and both are very well done!
Everytime I read about the penguin I want to imagine some critter following me around. :)
Enjoy these adventures of the Zonics and the penguin.