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  • 01 - Fletchmo - Dreams Of The Rich and Famous…

    7 63.64%
  • 02 - Frank - Show Off

    4 36.36%
  • 03 - RoyalHankey - A trip to Thargoid space.

    0 0%
  • 04 - Listeri69 - Send the bawbag back.....

    3 27.27%
  • 05 - cleonymus - Time for a career change

    8 72.73%
  • 06 - Simoof - Beware who you let in to your ship!

    2 18.18%
  • 07 - Alien - What Does Reet Earn? (Get the shun command ready everyone)

    1 9.09%
  • 08 - phong - 'Nowhere near as bad as the rest' is a compliment devoutley to be missed.

    4 36.36%
  • 09 - Edith_The_Hutt - Plus ça change...

    3 27.27%
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Thread: Drabble Short Story Contest #220: The Return

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    Drabble Short Story Contest #220: The Return



    This is a Drabble contest. Please vote for your favourite Drabble.Edith_The_Hutt I won last week. Congratulations

    His choice was "The Return"

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    01 - Fletchmo - Dreams Of The Rich and Famous…


    I’ve been exploring far too long…

    Sag-A was a distant memory, on route home from the opposite side of the galaxy. Just to see how far away from Earth I could get.

    My faithful Cutter, “The One Legged Pony” had pocketed me a few million credits and my name on a hundred ELW’s. Most importantly the Pony had got me home safe after a close shave with a binary after too much Mega Gin and Void Extract Coffee.

    As I docked at Slough, my grin disappeared. WANTED! But why?

    250,000,000 credit fine for returning my library books 18 months late!





    02 - Frank - Show Off

    A sunbeam broke through the clouds and sparkled on the water beside the harbour, an idyllic spot for friends to meet.

    "What d'ya think Keith will turn up in this time?"

    "That Krait he restored was something special. Polished up a treat, better than when she first left the showroom."

    Bill looked up. All he could see were clouds. "I reckon it'll be something fast. Keith does like his dramatic entrances."

    They turned towards the deafening hiss of bubbling steam, and watched as the glittering waves parted to reveal the top of a spaceship, which slowly rose from the water.





    03 - RoyalHankey - A trip to Thargoid space.


    Henry and Charlie was going to a place never visited before.
    They powered up there frame shift drive and started out.
    Waypoint Scan, Waypoint scan Scoop.
    Waypoint Scan, Waypoint scan Scoop.
    Waypoint Scan, Waypoint scan, Waypoint scan Scoop.
    Waypoint Scan, Waypoint scan Scoop.
    Waypoint Scan, Waypoint scan, Waypoint scan Scoop.
    Waypoint Scan, Waypoint scan Scoop.
    Waypoint Scan, Waypoint scan, Waypoint scan Scoop.
    Waypoint Scan, Waypoint scan Scoop.
    Waypoint Scan, Waypoint scan, Waypoint scan Scoop.
    Waypoint Scan, Waypoint scan Scoop.
    Waypoint scan, then they got Add to dictionary.
    It was the Thargoid's
    Charlie said loudly "HENRY TURN AROUND.AND GET US OUT OF HERE QUICKLY".





    04 - Listeri69 - Send the bawbag back.....

    Psykokow struggled with his box.

    'Get back in there ya......' he mumbled
    'Whatcha got there?' Simoof came in sucking on a frozen snake.
    'It's that stupid food printer. I'm returning it to galazon. I asked it for a ham hock in gin and look what it gave me...
    'That must be 12 inches long covered in marmalade, not seen one like that since that encounter in Dongkum.'
    'Stupid thing can't understand basic commands, i told it to cook my steak rare.. I got a sirloin full of holes in a white sauce'
    'You don't think it's our accent do you?'





    05 - cleonymus - Time for a career change

    I want a refund.
    A what?
    A refund.
    I'm sorry the boss says we never give refunds.
    You have to. It's still under warranty.
    That is true. But looking at it you seem to have damaged it.
    Not me. I was just scooping a rescue pod when some bloody great green thing did that.
    Yes, but the damage looks extensive and you were in charge at the time.
    But I am finished with it.
    Still, we cannot give refunds. Perhaps a credit towards a new Cobra.
    Look, Just keep it. After what I saw, I am taking a job planetside.





    06 - Simoof - Beware who you let in to your ship!

    Midden sucks.
    There's always one! thought Buck to himself. "So whats wrong with this ship?"
    "It's the fighters." Cmdr Eidlewuss moaned, "They just keep exploding instantly. One of them looked like it was ok but it didn't seem to have brakes. Just smashed right into a Thargoids arsehole!"
    Buck looked through the logs. "I can tell you the problem has nothing to do with you ship! Look - its a PI UFI"
    "A Pie Oofee?? What the behorangejesus is that?"
    "Psykokow Is a Useless Fkn Idiot"
    Eidlewuss pondered for a few minutes. "You know what? I think I knew that already."





    07 - Alien - What Does Reet Earn? (Get the shun command ready everyone)

    "Our Reeta got a job."
    "Oh yeah? doing what?"
    "She's a scrubber now."
    "A scrubber?"
    "Yeah a scrubber."
    "I were a scrubber too when I left the station's school for the masses."
    "You were in them schools as well?"
    "I were."
    "I were a bogger too."
    "Hehe, "Bog Standard" eh?"
    "Hehe."
    "So what was it like? Being a scrubber?"
    "It were alright. Mustn't grumble. What'd you do after being a bogger then?"
    "I were a mucka."
    "A "mucka"?"
    "Yeah as in "Awight me ol mucka"."
    "What's a mucka do?"
    "You know when you flush the bog?"
    "OH ... I'd always wondered."





    08 - phong - 'Nowhere near as bad as the rest' is a compliment devoutley to be missed.

    'Fot the benefit of mr kite,there will be a drone tonight in Lankyshire.pom pom pom pompom.'The commander hummed along to his classical music mix tape,a gift from deidre,one of the chorus line up.
    He'd been shuttling in goods and services all week in preparation for the gala premiere.One last delivery of deperately needed alcoholic beverages for the Thargoid and Fer-de-Lance before the station went into total lockdown.
    He dropped gently onto the landing pad.
    'Oh yes, baby, I'm back.' he said in his best mock hero voice.'And this time,i'm loaded for bar.'





    09 - Edith_The_Hutt - Plus ça change...

    The room stank of vomit, stasis rations been kind to neither his body or soul in this low-gravity hellhole.

    They dragged him from the cell, manacles skittering across the metal floor behind.Rough hands strapped him to the chair and pushed cannulas into his veins.

    Stimulants flowed and the world came into focus, his brain's higher functions kicked in, old thoughts, old memories flooded his head.

    “INRA?”

    “We're called Aegis these days Commander Turner. There is need of your services,” the voice came from the walls, a flower-shaped hologram from the floor. His jaw clenched

    “I said they'd be back”




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    Well done Cleonymus.

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    Thank you, just over a year of drabbles to get a win. I have now posted my entry for next week.