Story Time: Thrum

Hi all,

Today, we have a sci-fi  by Leandra Ranger inspired by “Into the Darkness” by The Phantoms (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxU52jJs0co).  Next week, we will finish up sci-fi month with a prompt!

Happy reading!

Leandra and Gwen

Thrum

Leandra Ranger

Thrum.  Pull hard on the lever to close the circuit.  Zap.  Push to open the circuit.

Thrum.  Close the circuit.  Zap.   Open the circuit.

Thrum.  Close the circuit.  Zap-zap.   Open the circuit.

“Stay in rhythm with the engine!” screams Commander Otizoc over the noise of the ship, her circular mouth unfolding to bare a perimeter of  large teeth.  Your claws scrabble against the ground as you strain to correct your mistake, aware that you could have easily blown the life support system.

 Thrum.  Zap.  Roar.  Suddenly, the engine rages, nearly overwhelming the electricity deck clatter.  The ship is leaving.

The Commander raises her staff and drops it on the ground.  Thwack.

Thrum.  Zap.

“We will bring Zyzawex glory,” intones Commander Otizoc.

Thwack.  Thrum.  Zap.

“We will bring Zyzawex glory!” You echo, along with the rest of the electricity deck’s crew.

Thwack.  Thrum.  Zap.

“We will do Zyzawex’s will.”

Thwack.  Thrum.  Zap.

“We will do Zyzawex’s will!”  You begin to sweat slime as exertion and the surroundings begin to overheat you.  You pray it will not make your hands too slick to grip the lever.

Thwack.  Thrum.  Zap.

“We will spread his name to nations.”

Thwack.  Thrum.  Zap.

“We will spread his name to nations!” The engine screams as it finally frees itself from Lytszin’s atmosphere and begins to hurtle toward an unsuspecting planet whose name you cannot remember.

Thwack.  Thrum.  Zap.

“We will make every planet his.”

Thwack.  Thrum.  Zap.

“We will make every planet his!”

Thwack. 

Thrum. 

Zap.

 

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