Next Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: snow and ice, vegetarian chili, pampered kitty, anthropology, do you own a home, coronation, you can change the world, hideous curtains, stammering, premonitions
Mini Challenge: Is there a doctor in the house, blowing in the breeze, shadows, comedian, sleeping disorder
Ten Word Challenge: You Can Change The World
Mark felt like the country side in Couldbe covered in snow and ice. There was, before he goofed it up, a lot of possibilities in Couldbe. He needed an Eric someone to clue him into human emotions, or at least who could say don't act until you think. He could of course go exploring in the tower with out Carol. It would be easier. He would again be alone.
He did feel lonely. He was missing his father ,mother and Eric. They knew that he was a dark blue glowing crystal. They knew he had abilities. Ya, they knew alright, and feared them. He even missed Dr. Peterson and his career in anthropology. Well it wasn't a career yet, he just fetched and carried. He did save their lives a few times, but Dr. Peterson hated Zonics. Dr. Peterson wanted him sent back to his Home Planet.
As he sat in the snow feeling sorry for himself, Mark felt activity in his brain, not his thinking , but someone talking to him. Someone sending him a message. Humans can not do that so he look for something that could. The flying red horse came into sight. The horse said he had a premonition about Mark. He saw him at a coronation, Mark's coronation on his home planet. The horse flew away, but Mark heard,you can change the world. He thought about the thought that he could change the world. Dr Peterson thought Mark could change their world but not for the better. If he could learn to understand other species, he might be able to change the world for the better.
As if he stood up and dusted himself off, he shape shifted into his human self and trudged through the snow to the diner. He entered to a packed room.The waitress was almost running.There was no seat available so he joined the line waiting for seating.Waiting gave him time to observe the room. He had never noticed the hideous curtains before. A lady in front of him held a cat. The cat was in a cat carrier. It was a very fancy carrier, leading him to believe it was a pampered Kitty. The man behind him must have been a real estate agent because he was asking those around him," Do you own a home?" Maybe he sold insurance. Then he saw them, the Hansons. They were being served chili , because it was the special probably vegetarian chili.
Mark could not think of what to say. He tried to avoid eye contact. He should go apologize, but they had no idea that he did anything.
Eye contact was made, so Mark left the line and went over to their table. He began by stammering," I I am sorry. I am sorry about your illness Mrs Hanson."
"I am sorry that because of my getting sick we could not finish our conversation. Why don't you sit down with us and we can talk."
Mini Challenge: Sleep
There was a unsteady tapping on her window. The shadows danced on her window shade in the moon light. As a small child the shadows brought her fear, now she knew that it was the tree branches blowing in the wind. That was not what was keeping her awake. It could have been the comedian she went to see that was keeping her awake but she guessed it was not. Then she pondered the problem of having a sleeping disorder. Then what happened made her sit up straight. The shadows of the dancing leaves formed the question. Is there a doctor in the house?
Was her penguin back or was she halucinating?