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  • 01 - cleonymus - You can always hide a dent underneath a bigger dent

    1 9.09%
  • 02 - RoyalHankey - A Message to Skiprat

    1 9.09%
  • 03 - Listeri69 - T = V divided by DM over DT Multiplied by Moof Variable 1xy

    3 27.27%
  • 04 - Cmdr Pseudonym - Out here in the fields, I work for my meals, I put my throf into my living

    4 36.36%
  • 05 - Edith_The_Hutt - Deep Space Solder

    5 45.45%
  • 06 - Frank - In a Tight Fix

    7 63.64%
  • 07 - phong - Cloashh but no shugaa.

    2 18.18%
  • 08 - Simoof - Midden smells like a diarrhetic dead cows bum.

    4 36.36%
  • 09 - insanephoton - I've got repairs taped.

    6 54.55%
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Thread: Drabble Short Story Contest #218: Quick Fix

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    Drabble Short Story Contest #218: Quick Fix



    This is a Drabble contest. Please vote for your favourite Drabble. I won last week so I give you my heartiest of thanks

    My choice was "Quick Fix"

    Psykokow hosts the Abraka-Drabble live reading show and "comedy" hour at 7pm BST, Fridays on...
    HUTTON ORBITAL RADIO! http://streaming.radionomy.com/HuttonOrbitalRadio (audio only)
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    TWITCH! http://www.twitch.tv/psykokow/ (audio & visual)
    and will also be uploaded to his You-tube channel & anywhere else he can inflict the world with our drabblings!

    Come back on Sunday night to see how well your Drabble has done. At least come back before Monday 15:00 to check if you're the one that has to provide us with a topic.

    Please vote. And a plea to all of the contestants, Don't vote for yourself.





    01 - cleonymus - You can always hide a dent underneath a bigger dent

    The galaxy is full of star systems and most of these are described as anarchy.
    The problem with these anarchy systems, wasn't the pirates.
    It wasn't the bounty hunters.
    It wasn't even the unsympathetic system authorities.
    It was the total lack of standards, sympathy or service.
    Take the repair shop in Slough Orbital.
    The system is the home of one of the many famous factions in the bubble. Not that that makes a difference.
    When you ask for a quick turnaround on a simple hull repair, the answer was always the same.
    "I can try hitting it with a Hammer!"





    02 - RoyalHankey - A Message to Skiprat

    Alien said to Winnard "Send the message now".
    Winnard Replied " I Can't"
    "Why not" Alien said
    "Every time I put the Commanders name in the going to box it has a fit"
    Alien replied "What is it doing"
    "Every time I put the name in it says Sh-itrat, Skipcat or Sh-ithunt"
    "WHAT!!!!" Alien shouted"
    "Every time I put the name in it says Sh-itrat, Skipcat or Sh-ithunt" said Winnard
    "Go and sit on it then".
    "Ok", Winnard sat on it, then said "It doesn't work now".
    "Turn it on then" shouted Alien
    Winnard said "That's a Quick Fix, it's working".





    03 - Listeri69 - T = V divided by DM over DT Multiplied by Moof Variable 1xy

    'What's goin' on' Simoof entered the cockpit munching on a snake sandwich with avocado.
    'failed interdiction' said psykokow you might wanna strap in'
    Simoof pulled out his autopegger
    'In, not on, ya bawbag. We're going to have to run, hitting the boost....'
    <Boost Failed>
    'I diverted the power to the toilets before, used a bit too much paper wouldn't flush...'
    'we're screwed then....' Psykokow paniced
    <Canopy compromised 5 mins of air remaining>
    'Not if I can help it' Simoof stuck his bum into the broken canopy
    'that's a quick fix for the air problem, but now we have negative thrust....'





    04 - Cmdr Pseudonym - Out here in the fields, I work for my meals, I put my throf into my living

    Cmdr Skiprat was drained, his new girlfriend Soo Doku had seen to that.
    The rumour was she could suck start a harley davidson.
    So he was feeling a little light headed.
    The fridge hadn't helped either some four week old sausage stared at him, stiff and furry like a pre-fluffed pornstar.
    The cupboards, empty as hankey's vote column.
    A half used packet of splurge biscuits and a crusty tube of tomato puree.
    It was the junk draw where his luck changed a whole tube of Dongkum thermal paste.
    Squeezing the creamy goodness between his butt cheeks he began to jog.....





    05 - Edith_The_Hutt - Deep Space Solder

    You shouldn’t get claustrophobia during EVA, but it happens. Fighting thoughts of his helmet closing in Jake finished the final patch; the weld was ugly but it would hold until he could get to a proper repair shop.

    The big problem had been scavenging enough spare metal to fasten the cargo hatch shut, Gutamaya put too many plastic or ceramic fittings on the interior, Lakons were much easier to fix. His final solution had been… distinctive.

    Climbing inside he cautiously plotted a course to the nearest starport and throttled the engine, his cargo hatch sealed by a simple metal mug.





    06 - Frank - In a Tight Fix

    "No the rockets won't work! The speed that rock hit us we're lucky anything works. How's the radio?"

    "I patched it up as best I can, but our adhesives were kept in that part of the ship." Fred pointed but Jim didn't look, not wanting to think about the mangled mess in that direction. "We can hold all these parts together briefly to call the Fuel Rats, but the inductivator needed to be firmly stuck in place there." Fred looked embarrassed, "With microgravity it doesn't need force to keep it in place so I improvised."

    Jim Frowned

    "I used spit"





    07 - phong - Cloashh but no shugaa.

    Life aboard an imperial luxury yacht as a cosseted guest was not entirely to admiral le nain's taste,having risen through the ranks in engineering,and she often found herself in the galley 'helping out', the initial objections swiftly subsiding after their first snack.
    With a hustle of pastry chefs the pantry doors swung back and forth, trays laden with confectionary of every concievable variety,even an entire swan caught in the act of landing,powerful wings arched and curved spilling air,webbed feet spread wide as spray cascades,neck a graceful sine-wave,made entirely from sugar glass.
    You can only get fatter with a quick fix fitter.





    08 - Simoof - Midden smells like a diarrhetic dead cows bum.

    The cyberneticists studied the appendage.
    "Yup, I think he'll notice that."
    "That did not go well at all"
    A droid threw the arm in the disposal canister. It landed next to the rear end of what looked like a Labrador.
    "Still, impressive work for a toilet break."
    "We should also fix those doors." They stared at the door that had very recently failed to sense a blockage.
    "Cleaner droid? Maybe should've used something less torque-y for the rear-end."
    The blindman groggily reached out to his "dog's" head with his remaining hand. "hereboy..."
    Stealthily sliding away... "Last guidedog I look after."





    09 - insanephoton - I've got repairs taped.

    The last trip nearly cleaned me out. Dumb passenger bailed without paying just because we took a few hits. I made it and my ship made it and no one has heard any more from him.
    Still I've got to try and fix the old girl up some if we're going to make any money. A bit of gaffer tape will sort out those loose wires. Some duct tape should stop that air hose leaking. A little bit to cover the warning light so the passengers don't get alarmed. Stick the broken luggage bin together. And we're ready for customers.



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    Video is uploading as we speak!! Much better performance from software.... sadly usual performance from the host!

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    Originally Posted by psykokow View Post (Source)
    Video is uploading as we speak!! Much better performance from software.... sadly usual performance from the host!
    Did you finally figure out how to use Xsplit properly? (just teasing )

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    Well done Frank.For a moment i thought insanephoton was going to pull it off.Thanks kow.

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    Congrats Frank, just one vote in it . I wonder who cast the last vote