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May 2020 Ficlet Challenge
littlesue
Here is the first of this month’s entries…and once again Lurena has sneaked out, (cue Pink Panther music) to get her lovely piccie to me

You’ve Got to Have Faith

i.imgur.com/hBAKv3E.jpg

“They’ll find us,” Blake murmured.
“I admire your faith,” retorted Avon, sitting on the floor, his back against a wall.
“We must have fallen through the floor.”
Both men gazed upwards at the yawning hole above them through which, thankfully, a shaft of light offered some small amount of illumination.
“Obviously.”
“Look,” Blake began, “I’m sorry.”
“Well, that’s a start…”
“I’ll see if I can contact the Liberator again…”
“You do that. At least they can teleport you out…my bracelet came off in the fall.”
“Do you really think that I would leave you here?”
Avon didn’t answer. It was best that way. Why give Blake anymore ammunition to hurl back at him?
Blake’s bracelet crackled into life.
“Blake?”
It was Jenna.
“Where are you? Vila said…”
“Avon and I managed to fall through the floor of this place. No doubt Vila is still exploring…”
“Are you alright?”
“I’m a bit bruised, but Avon…”
“He fell on me,” Avon informed her.
“Oh, a soft landing then…”
Blake managed to suppress a smile, “And his bracelet came off.”
“We have a fix on you. Cally’s on her way with another bracelet...and first aid kit. Out.”
“Very amusing,” Avon said to no-one in particular.
“Well, you can’t put the blame on me this time,” Blake remarked, staring up at the hole, avoiding the dark stare being aimed at him.
“No?”
“If I recall correctly, it was your encouragement that got us into this mess.”
“Everyone should have a hobby.”
“A hobby? Is that what you call it? Vila’s got this idea into his head…”
“At least he has an idea as to what he intends to do once you succeed with your own course of action.”
“I hardly think manufacturing and bottling that Brandy he’s so fond of is a good course of action...”
“Maybe not, but I have more faith in his eccentric plan for the future than I do in yours.”
“Thank you for the vote of confidence…”
“You’re welcome…”
“Umm…I’m not interrupting anything…am I?” It was Vila’s voice from somewhere in the dark.
“No,” Blake replied, “Just a difference of opinion.”
“Oh good.”
The room was suddenly flooded with light.
“This is a cellar…there’s a whole lot of them back there. I thought I could hear voices, so I just….”
“And have you found your bottling plant?” Avon asked brusquely.
“Oh yes, over in the main building. Everything an entrepreneur could want. I just need the ingredients…now…”
“Vila, just what did this plant produce?” Blake asked, eyeing Vila suspiciously.
“It’s something to do with those trees out there…”
“They’re apple trees,” Blake informed him.
“Really? Then they make this.” Vila produced a bottle from behind his back, “Cider. And very nice it is too. Avon, we could branch out. Just think of it…”
“And if I don’t succeed? If the Federation doesn’t fall? There’s no way either of you could make this work...”
“Oh ye of little faith,” Avon said, “Of course we can make it work!”
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


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GanMiniMe
Servalansgran, I love the idea that the crew crosses paths with Soolin before Series 4! Her past is not very well documented as I recall, so it’s great to see some of her earlier exploits. And yes, she is definitely to die for!!

Littlesue, the thought of Vila and Avon retiring to make brandy and/or cider is charming! And Avon being encouraging of Vila for once!! Not that it did him much good... great stories, both. And another fantastic picture from Lurena, I love your illustrations!
 
littlesue
GanMiniMe wrote:

Servalansgran, I love the idea that the crew crosses paths with Soolin before Series 4! Her past is not very well documented as I recall, so it’s great to see some of her earlier exploits. And yes, she is definitely to die for!!

Littlesue, the thought of Vila and Avon retiring to make brandy and/or cider is charming! And Avon being encouraging of Vila for once!! Not that it did him much good... great stories, both. And another fantastic picture from Lurena, I love your illustrations!


Many thanks for your kind words, GanMiniMe, what with their Revels idea from last year, Avon and Vila should be in the money...eventuallyGrin
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
littlesue
And now for the second entry…and Lurena managed to sneak out again!!!

Strangers from Paradise


//INFORMATION. SCANNERS INDICATE THE PRECENCE OF AN UNIDENTIFIED LIFE FORM IN THE TELEPORT AREA.//
“Life form?” Jenna asked, “Zen, please rescan that area.”
//UNIDENTIFIED LIFEFORM IS NOW IN THE MAIN CORRIDOR…//
Jenna didn’t wait a second longer; whatever was aboard the Liberator was moving at speed towards the Flight Deck. She reached over to the intercom.
“Blake, we have a problem…..”

“Well I didn’t see anything on my way here,” Blake was saying.
“I have checked all the systems and they are functioning correctly,” Avon reported.
“So Zen is ‘seeing’ things now,” Vila concluded.
Blake went to the gun locker, “Zen, where exactly is this intruder?”

They stood at the junction of several corridors, guns at the ready should the intruder make any attempt to pass or even attack them.
“I don’t understand it,” Vila began, “How could anything teleport aboard? We’re miles from any planet.”
“Maybe it has capabilities we don’t know about,” Jenna suggested.
“Avon,” Blake asked, “Could this intruder have got aboard from another ship?”
“Highly unlikely. There aren’t any ships in this area of space. I checked, before you ask.”
Cally was the first to see it.
A beautiful flying insect with blue iridescent wings.
She pointed as it fluttered against the lights set in the corridor’s ceiling.
Avon immediately levelled his gun at it.
“No,” Cally said, grabbing the gun barrel and pushing it aside, “It’s beautiful.”
“It’s a Butterfly,” Jenna said enthralled, “But how…?” Her question drifted off as she watched the creature flit along the corridor…

+Quite obviously this occurred when you made your last planet fall, + Orac was saying, + you unintentionally brought it aboard. It would be advisable to perform a deep fumigation of the ship to ensure that all traces are removed.+
“No!” Jenna and Cally cried out in protest.
“I must admit,” Vila said, watching the large flying insect on his finger, “They do seem to be settling in quite nicely. I mean, this one may not win any beauty contests…”
+You have removed these creatures from their natural habitat…+
“…it was a bit like paradise,” Vila murmured.
+These creatures may cause untold harm to the well being of this ship. They must either be destroyed or returned to whence they came…+
“Oh come on, Orac, these things are harmless.”
+You do not know that. They could be harmless, as you say, but they may be…+
“Ouch,” Vila cried out, “It bit me!”
+…or even carnivorous! +
Blake sat up with a start.
“We’ve got to find all these things and destroy…”
But Jenna and Cally glared at him.
”It’s not their fault they came aboard…” Jenna argued.
“…No,” Cally concurred, “They are merely strangers in a strange land…so to speak.”
“All right, we take them back. Zen, reverse course. And while Zen does that, we find all these creatures and return them to their natural habitat.”
“And not,” it was Avon standing on the Flight Deck steps, a large butterfly adorning his head and a hastily made net in his hand, “before time!”
i.imgur.com/mIEeWfv.jpg
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
Ellen York
Avon's face in that picture Smile He is so not amused.
 
BradPaula
Poor Avon. LOL LOL
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
GanMiniMe
BradPaula wrote:

Poor Avon. LOL LOL


I’m laughing at the story, laughing at Lurena’s picture ( I agree- his face is brilliant!!), and laughing at BradPaula’s response. This ‘poor’ man has been shot, tortured, heartbroken and betrayed; you would think that a butterfly on his head would be the least of his tribulations!!

It would be Vila that got bitten, wouldn’t it?? So typical, and very funny.
 
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