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  • 01 - RoyalHankey - Mahna Mahna

    2 16.67%
  • 02 - JetsonRING - HELP WANTED

    2 16.67%
  • 03 - Frank - Your Cordial Host

    4 33.33%
  • 04 - Simoof - Home Work: A tale of family, love and an animal that has an active anus

    4 33.33%
  • 05 - Edith_The_Hutt - The Practical Aspects of Puppy Smuggling

    2 16.67%
  • 06 - phong - Behold the grapes of wrath

    2 16.67%
  • 07 - cleonymus - The new management are here

    4 33.33%
  • 08 - Listeri69 - The Immovable Object - A sweary story of persistance, persperation and pissflaps

    4 33.33%
  • 09 - Galactic Midden - Couldn't have managed one practice rehearsal?

    5 41.67%
  • 0 - Phoenix_Dfire - What a way to go!

    4 33.33%
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Thread: Drabble Short Story Contest #206: Animal

  1. #1

    Drabble Short Story Contest #206: Animal



    Welcome to the world's greatest Drabble competition that's based on stories set around the Elite galaxy.

    Congratulations to me, Frank as I pat-myself-on-the-back for winning last week's contest . All your votes were much appreciated. My choice this week was "Animal".

    And remember, while this contest is going on, there's another contest happening in another thread for the LaveCon Drabble Prize of Amazon Kindle, which someone has told me has nothing to do with firewood from a jungle forest.

    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...08#post5600408


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    01 - RoyalHankey - Mahna Mahna

    Mahna Mahna
    Do doo be-do-do
    Mahna Mahna
    Do do-do do
    Mahna Mahna
    Do doo be-do-do be-do-do be-do-do be-do-do-doodle do do do-doo do!

    Mahna Mahna
    Do doo be-do-do
    Mahna Mahna
    Do do-do do
    Mahna Mahna
    Do doo be-do-do be-do-do be-do-do be-do-do-doodle do do do-doo do!

    Mahna Mahna
    Do doo be-do-do
    Mahna Mahna
    Do do-do do
    Mahna Mahna
    Do doo be-do-do be-do-do be-do-do be-do-do-doodle do do do-doo do!

    Mahna Mahna
    Do doo be-do-do
    Mahna Mahna
    Do do-do do
    Mahna Mahna

    phone rings

    Kermit: "Hello?... Just a second... It's for you..."

    Mahna Mahna (from the other end of the phone line): Mahna Mahna!





    02 - JetsonRING - HELP WANTED

    CMDR Laetril chuckled coldly as she listened to the hapless trader’s desperate cries for assistance on the comm.

    No help for you out here rookie she thought as her Frame Shift Interdictor whined, wrenching the other,
    smaller vessel out of Hyperspace where she would entertain herself with it’s Captain
    like a cat playing with a mouse until she either got bored and wasted the poor sonofasandwich or,
    if he had something valuable, something she wanted when she examined the Manifest Scanner she just might let him live,
    though for how long after she crippled his little ship was anyone’s guess.





    03 - Frank - Your Cordial Host

    We thought we'd won the war against those insects. We genetically engineered a virus to wipe them all out. We were wrong. They fought back the only way they could. They came back in greater numbers and they devastated the human race.

    These creatures were not evil monsters. Their brains had less computing power than a spaceship's drinks dispenser. They had a simple instinct; follow an animal's breath, drink its blood, multiply. They knew nothing of the parasitic protozoans they injected into their hosts. Of course they were innocent. Why would a mosquito want to kill off its food source?





    04 - Simoof - Home Work: A tale of family, love and an animal that has an active anus

    The Commander played with his young son.
    He was spending his short home leave with his family. His next mission was going to take him out to prepare for possible war.
    "Tree!" his son chirped pointing to the large oak.
    "Yes, well done!" the commander proudly confirmed.
    "Animal!" now pointing at the grumpy fartbag of a pet lounging next to them in the grass.
    "Yes!"
    "Cloud!" he giggled pointing upwards.
    "Flower! Animal!" he quickly followed, finger still thrust skyward.
    "No, this is a flower", the commander picked a daisy. Suddenly everything went dark.
    Home leave had just been cancelled, permanently.





    05 - Edith_The_Hutt - The Practical Aspects of Puppy Smuggling

    You get a better class of thug at the Momus customs than at other star-ports. None of these over-educated rent-a-cops with cheap plastic ID badges and a customer satisfaction survey. Momus security are the kind of knuckle dragging petty sadists in uniform you only find in a real Dicatorship. Proper coppers.

    Alex fastened the face-concealing visor and looked at the uniform’s previous occupant being happily devoured by the clutch of un-neutered Bog Spaniels; eaten by the very things he was supposed to stop smugglers taking off-world. Who’d have thought prize dogs would be so good at clearing away pig meat?





    06 - phong - Behold the grapes of wrath

    The sun beat down on the arena sand,the air shimmering with haze.A low hum, sounds of the blue skinned aliens idle chatter, reverbrated around the stadium,
    as slaves dragged out the corpses from the previous battle ,smoothing the sand behind them.
    Soon only one figure stood alone in the centre of the circle,facing the entrance opposite.A monstrous beast emerged into the light,snarling and slathering.
    As it charged,Farticus swiftly turned,bent slightly at the hips,and let rip mightily.
    With a comic expression of surprise,the beast crashed to the ground dead at his feet.





    07 - cleonymus - The new management are here

    All the planets inhabited by humans have an ecosystem that includes other animals.
    There are untold numbers of species, spread right across both human bubbles.
    Some species are restricted to single systems, some seem to accompany humans wherever they go.
    The diversity of sizes, shapes and personalities is amazing.
    Some are dangerous, some are friendly.
    Some are ugly, some quite cute.
    And in all that space, and with all those species, the humans have remained at the top.
    Top in intelligence.
    Top in technology.
    Top in aggression.


    Top of the food chain in every respect.


    And then came the Thargoids.





    08 - Listeri69 - The Immovable Object - A sweary story of persistance, persperation and pissflaps

    'Bloody Cow Crap, Goddam Jesus Christ, Sod-off ya Arsehole Damn Ginger Git Animal' Pskykokow was having trouble shoving his latest cargo into the hold.

    'Balls, Bint, Bull, Munter' Simoof joined in as they pushed the large beast up the hold.

    'SHlT, Son of a Beaver, Beef curtain, Bellend' Kow screamed as Simoof dropped his end onto his foot...

    'Bawbag, Clunge, Fanny Flaps, Knob' Simoof was pumping out sharts every push.

    'Wanq, Cont, Fock, Mutherfocker'

    'Where did you get it from anyway'

    'oh it was on sale in Winnard's hole free to whoever moves it'

    'Do we really need a Mother-in-law?'





    09 - Galactic Midden - Couldn't have managed one practice rehearsal?

    The grand chamber of the Citadel is the Empire's pride and joy. Only prestigious state events were held here in audience with the Emperor. Senator Wagar beamed at his immaculate police unit lined up before the Lords and Ladies attending this new hit narcotic squad's inauguration ceremony.

    "Before you are the finest handlers and drug sniffing beasts" he boomed. "Discovered on Gardlon-5 they love to burrow their long protruding snouts into any crevice to find their quarry. They respond to spoken command with dogged obedience"

    To a backdrop of shrieks and shouts the senator raised his glass, "bottoms up everyone"





    10 - Phoenix_Dfire - What a way to go!

    ‘We’re dropping the cargo now! Cease Fire.’

    Mac quickly looked over the readouts on Sanctimonious Status, the two eagles got a lucky shot on the drives.

    ‘Just hand over the Animals.’ came the voice over the comms.

    ‘They’re Gippsworld Pigs but you have to be careful…’

    ‘Shut up or your space dust!’

    One eagle picked up the cargo and, as it flew away, began to spin out of control. The Eagle smashed into the other ship.

    ‘They opened the cargo, scared the pigs, didn’t they?’ said Davie taking off his gas mask.

    ‘Yup!’ smiled Mac. ‘Death by Exploding Pig F*rt.’




  2. #2
    Well done,Midden.Chin chin.

  3. #3
    Congratulations Mr Midden

  4. #4
    Well done Mr Midden sir, a most deserved win!

    Rule (1) of Fighter Club is "We do not talk about Fight Club"

    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...18#post4688218

  5. #5
    Thank you Alien for a steller job, and the video is uploading as we speak


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  6. #6
    Oh wow! How did that happen?
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