Saturday, December 6, 2008

Raven's 42

Today I face another Raven's Challenge.

This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: think the rain’ll hurt the rhubarb?, B Vitamins, credit card, jolly, angels, mouse, three ring circus, haiku, sponge, copper
Mini Challenge: compulsive, trunk, African violets, curiosity, UFO
  • Ten Word Challenge-The Attack
The military aboard the space ship Horizon move to their posts. The hits could be felt. There were failures about the ship of necessary equipment only to go back in to commission with no visible fix. No enemy was seen, no injuries reported. Bodies moved around like they were in a three ring circus. Captain Clark's ship was failing and he couldn't tell why. He wiped his forehead with a near by sponge. He felt a strong pressure in his brain and a thought came forward.Think the rain'll hurt the rhubarb? What? He thought to himself. He should be taking more BVitamins. In front of the counsel he saw a copper angel holding a mouse. The ship took another hit.

"Call off the alert" he announced."I know how to stop this attack."

He left the bridge and walked to Mark's quarters. As he moved the ship took some more hits.

"open" the door opened and Mark a dark blue globe rested in a nest like container. The printer on the desk was sending out a page with a haiku. The globe then did a slow transformation to a young tall slim Mark that Captain Clark knew as his son.

"A jolly good day to you Captain."Mark said.
"stop it now." The Captain said in a stern voice. " What do you think you will gain by this trickery?" The bombardment stopped.
" We all left your quarters and no decision was made."
" You thought that this trickery would show you as a responsible person? "
The Captain was trying to contain his anger. How could an highly intelligent individual like Mark not understand that this incident might be forcing him into having to have Mark leave the ship.
Mark's demeanor changed and the Captain could see that he was understanding the problem. Then there came another change and Mark stood directly in front of his father and in a threatening voice said" There is no way that you can get me to leave this ship. I can force you into keeping me. In fact I can take over this ship, if I want."
This was not the first time that the father and son had confronted each other. Captain Clark had scars from earlier years, but he had always prevailed. Could he use his credit card again?

Mini Challenge:

Sandy Shore had a curiosity about a UFO sighting. Maybe the penguin was from a UFO. It was not your ordinary penguin. As she watered the African Violets, she thought about the books and articles on UFO's stored beneath the violets in the old steamer trunk. She took off the violets and placed them on the floor, and started to open the trunk and changed her mind,placing the plants back. Then she changed her mind and took them off again. She compulsively put them on and off the trunk. She finally made up her mind and put the plants down and took out the information on UFO. There was no information about penguins near the UfO's but they could have missed it. She decided to drive out to where the UFO was seen. There was a crowd of people around the area. She began by questioning those gathered and no one said anything about a penguin.


Melli said...

Oh dear! Sounds like another family battle in the brewing!

Sandy Shore! What a gal! Actress AND investigative reporter! She has such an interesting life... but ANYone knows penguins don't come from outer space!

Raven said...

The plots thicken in both stories. I hope the credit card works.

Richard said...

Father son issues are difficult, even for aliens. Loved this weeks story.


quilly said...

Oh dear, and I thought Mark was a good guy.

gabrielle said...

How old is Mark? Even though it seems like this father-son battle has raged for eons, Mark seems to be the quintessential adolescent. Can you tell I have one in my family?

Also, very detailed portrayal of the travails of living with OCD. Penguins?