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  • 01 - cleonymus - A better way.

    2 16.67%
  • 02 - Fantastic Books - In the race for a waist, he'd rather lose soft than win 'ard.

    5 41.67%
  • 03 - Frank - Kumbaya

    5 41.67%
  • 04 - Simoof - A Mechanic like you

    6 50.00%
  • 05 - Listeri69 - The Gravity Of The Situation...

    3 25.00%
  • 06 - Cmdr Pseudonym - Happy St Peggy's Day, A Dear Dongkum Letter

    1 8.33%
  • 07 - RoyalHankey - The time that Simoof forgot

    4 33.33%
  • 08 - Fletchmo - The Newly-Wed

    7 58.33%
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Thread: Drabble Short Story Contest #224: Exhaustion/Bohemian

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    Drabble Short Story Contest #224: Exhaustion/Bohemian

    This is a Drabble contest. Please vote for your favourite Drabble. Listeri69 and Galactic Midden shared the glory last week. Congratulations to both of you

    Their choices were "Exhaustion" and "Bohemian"

    Psykokow hosts the Abraka-Drabble live reading show and "comedy" hour at 7pm BST, Fridays on...
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    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. Everyone is welcome to vote.
    And a plea to all of the contestants, Don't vote for yourself.
    Anyone caught voting for themselves will be exhausted

    01 - cleonymus - A better way.

    I sometimes think I am too laid back.
    Most commanders are out there, hauling, mining, fighting.
    I blaze my own trail, my own way.
    I let the others do the work.
    They find the extraction sites, get the materials, manufacture the goods, farm the food. It is all just too much for me.
    I prefer it when they simply bring it to me. I am much more the lurker, the taker; the consumer. I just wait and then reap the rewards.
    They all talk of flying out into the galaxy, into the deep black.
    We pirates are the true void.

    02 - Fantastic Books - In the race for a waist, he'd rather lose soft than win 'ard.

    'Really?' Winnard's bulging eyes burrowing into his subordinate.
    'Yes sir', the uniformed officer looked at his shoes.
    'And you called Dunkin Donuts beforehand?'
    'Biggest order we've ever tried placing sir but they turned us down, they're exhausted.'
    'Jesus. What about operation ten pizzas?'
    'We could only find 6 sir, and they're,' the worried officer paused to swallow, 'cheeseless...'
    'Yes sir, meat free too.'
    'What Bohemian blasphemy is this?'
    'Doctor Simoof's on the war path sir, he wants you alive, there's nothing we can do to stop him.'
    'Like hell there isn't! Get me Skiprat! It's time for Operation Sausage!'

    03 - Frank - Kumbaya

    "Come in!

    Martha, get Arlo a bean bag. As you can see, this Imperial commune is all about peace and love. Tarquin will sing you a song once Martha tunes his guitar.

    Martha! Where's the mung bean soup? Martha! Hurry up!"

    "She's not the fastest of slaves."

    "We eschew all material possessions, and so the commune only has the one slave between all of us. They start out fast enough but they get slower and slower as the months pass by. Once they get too slow, even with the loudest of our shouting, we replace them with a new slave."

    04 - Simoof - A Mechanic like you

    "I've got a broke ship"
    "Yeah, what's wrong with it today?"
    "I used it to pew pew"
    "Maybe I'll come and have a look."
    "I'd really love, you to do so "
    "No wonder it won;t go
    See how far no fuel will get ya?"

    "So, what can I do?"
    "What is wrong with you?"
    "I hit my head each time I land,"
    "You've hit it more than just a few"
    "I've refueled it now;
    "I'll have them cook you"
    "Seriously, please just go away now"

    "cause I'd like you yeah I'd like to eat you"
    The mechanic left.

    05 - Listeri69 - The Gravity Of The Situation...

    'So how did we get expelled from Bohemia again?' Psykokow enquired

    'Well you know how it's a 3g world?' Simoof replied, 'Well It pulled all of last nights fish supper to my bowels and I really needed to take a dump'

    'ok I got this bit '

    'Well the toilet was like 500 yards, uphill. I was exhausted, so I decided to hold it till I got back to the Orca'

    'This is the bit I don't understand how did that get us banned from Bohemia?'

    'Apparently it's against the law to walk around with your own poo in your hands'

    06 - Cmdr Pseudonym - Happy St Peggy's Day, A Dear Dongkum Letter

    Dear Cmdr Skiprat.

    You are a nasty man.
    You told me the best cure for constipation was a good pegging.
    I didn't believe you at first but you talked me into it and I let you stick the Pegmaster 3000 (15 inches of peg) inside me.
    It had many cycles like you wouldn't believe including one that broke the 120 cycles a minute barrier.
    It's left me exhausted and sore. Like an anaconda had rammed my toast-rack.....
    However it was the phone call this morning that sealed the deal when you told me 'I'm still constipated..'

    Yours King Hankey (Explorer)

    07 - RoyalHankey - The time that Simoof forgot

    Midewipe and Simoof bought a new ship..
    It was guaranteed that it could only travel back in time for just minutes only.
    They took it out for a test run.
    Simoof set the co-ordinates..
    After a bit of a spin bump and crash they landed on earth with a bang.
    Simoof noticed clock said 13th September 1986.
    Their ship was totally wrecked.
    "Oh My God, someone's got your haircut" said Simoof
    Simoof said "What's that music they playing".
    Mindwipe replied "The Bohemian rhapsody".
    "What's that coming out of that primitive vehicle" said Simoof.
    Mindwipe replied "I believe that's exhaust eon."

    08 - Fletchmo - The Newly-Wed

    Two truckers sit at a table in a corner of the Hutton bar. It is piled high with empty glasses:

    Why you looking so down mate?

    It’s me new wife, she’s driving me bonkers!

    You’ve only been married 3 weeks…. Whassup?

    Well, you know I met me Missus on her home planet – She’s from Awshtunn…

    Yeah. Lovely place. Full of exotic delights and cheap booze. Always get there when I can, but it’s on the other side of the galaxy. Wassatt gotta do wiv it?

    She homesick and she hates living on Hutton, she doesn’t wanna be an Ex-Awshtunn!

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    Congratulations on yer win Fletchmo. I admire yer bravery in cracking such a groan-worthy pun.

    So... what's this week's topic?

  3. #3
    Well done Fletchmo.It was tight but well deserved.And well done Mr.Hankey for an awesome drabble and a brilliant pun.I did not see that one coming.

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    Blummin'eck! I've never won a Drabble before... Thanks for voting me "not the worst"

    After much (about 5 seconds) of thought... Which is a LOT for a goldfish brain like mine, i reckon this week's topic will be: "BOOM"

    Good luck everybodypeeps!

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    Again Video is uploading away... but it will be live SOON