by Phil Temples
The ship fell
from the heavens in an uncontrolled descent. When
it encountered the edge of the planets
atmosphere it was buffeted about mercilessly,
like some ancient earth schooner riding an angry
On board, the
Captain furiously punched at a row of buttons on
the console. Angry buzzers annunciated the crews
those damn things off, Henricks!
what about turbos?
There was a
brief moment of silence.
challenged the Captains last statement.
gentlemen--its been a pleasure serving
The aft wing
sheared off and shattered the command module
portal. Everything not fastened down flew toward
the gaping hole. In seconds, all the air was gone.
creature looked up into the cloudless sky. What
he saw terrified him. He began to run, shouting
the sky on fire! Something was falling! Its
going to come down on our heads! You should all
run. Take cover while you can!
elder shook his comb in disgust.
very carefully, because Im only going to
say this once, Chicken Little. You shut up!