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  • 01 - Alien - The German Guns

    2 11.76%
  • 02 - Simoof - Adverts Effects - A story of adventure, love and a semi

    8 47.06%
  • 03 - Frank - 7 Times

    4 23.53%
  • 04 - Listeri69 - Experimental Drive Technology Version 1.0.0.0.0.0.0.5

    2 11.76%
  • 05 - phong - Boooo: Rule change.Boom or busted..

    2 11.76%
  • 06 - RoyalHankey - Psykokow's new pink orca

    1 5.88%
  • 07 - Cmdr-Wotherspoon - Trochaic Tetrameters FTW

    5 29.41%
  • 08 - Galactic Midden - Boom Boom Boom, Let Me Hear You Say Weyho

    2 11.76%
  • 09 - cleonymus - The galaxy turns, unconcerned.

    6 35.29%
  • 10 - Cmdr Pseudonym - How do you solve a problem like whores?

    1 5.88%
  • 11 - Fletchmo - Two truckers sit at a table in the corner of the Hutton

    2 11.76%
  • 12 - MikeSnos - Boom Boom (a la John Lee Hooker)

    5 29.41%
  • 13 - Fantastic Books - Simoof and the mysterious package Part 1 Arrival

    2 11.76%
  • 14 - Edith_The_Hutt - Good business, poor taste

    7 41.18%
  • 15 - insanephoton - Boom banger bang

    2 11.76%
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Thread: Drabble Short Story Contest #225: Boom

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    Drabble Short Story Contest #225: Boom



    This is a Drabble contest. Please vote for your favourite Drabble. Fletchmo won the glory last week. Congratulations

    His choice was "Boom"

    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)
    LAVE RADIO! http://laveradio.com/ (audio only)
    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. 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 boomed







    01 - Alien - The German Guns

    "BOOM BOOM BOOM"
    The drinks rattled on the bar.
    "BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM"
    A bottle of Janx vibrated across the bar and Frank caught it as it fell off. Before Sven could turn around, the bottle mysteriously disappeared.
    "BOOM BOOM BOOM?"
    "HOW DID YOU GUESS SIR?"

    Meanwhile outside Barnard's Star station ...
    "Docking control? what is this being shone in my eyes? I can't see. Turn it off"
    "We're sorry about that Commander. The Thargoid & Fer-De-Lance bar are showing Blackadder again on a loop at full volume."
    Three more ships exploded into the side of the station.
    BOOM. BOOM. BOOM.






    02 - Simoof - Adverts Effects - A story of adventure, love and a semi contagious disease.

    "Yes!!, thats a great idea - lets go look for massive booms, lets go fighting"
    Captain Midden has a smelly face.
    "I don't think you've read that cor..."
    "Shut yer flappy facehole. Are you too scared? Do big booms frighten you?"
    "It doesn't say come here for the biggest boo..."
    "Are you saying I can't read? You saying I am stupid?"'
    "No!! its just the adverts not what i think you think it's for?"
    "Then what's it for?"
    "Come here to see the biggest , as in titz sir"
    "But isn't Commander Psykokow a male?"
    "Yes but he's very fat."





    03 - Frank - 7 Times

    The sudden financial upsurge caused the town to grow rapidly. Their largest export, a Christmas flower, had become popular across the galaxy.

    The Mayor was standing under a T9, addressing a gathered crowd. His deep echoing voice was picked up by a microphone on a stick. "I declare the spaceport open. The value of our rare flower will bring prosperity to our planet."

    The crowd jeered, but also expressed how delicious the free sandwiches were.

    The Mayor couldn't understand the protests. Then the freighter took to the air. It went supersonic before escaping the planet. The loud shockwave shattered windows.





    04 - Listeri69 - Experimental Drive Technology Version 1.0.0.0.0.0.0.5

    :Federation Testing Facility No 2933, Wednesday 23rd Mandella 3304. just after lunchtime

    The experiments are going well, we've found two drops of moof juice in a 7000 gallon tank increases hyperspace range by 33.2%.
    All focus is on today's experiment of adding two portions of sprouts to his lunch..

    'Sir we've successfully squeezed one out of the moof, it's 97.8% water just as predicted'

    'Excellent, add it to the mixer and close the blast doors'

    'ok firing up espeed fusion generator'

    'Moof plasma seems stable and holding..wait..plasma is leaking...were getting some unidentified rustling'

    BOOM...

    'Ok who fed him the beans?'





    05 - phong - Boooo: Rule change.Boom or busted..

    As a hush descended in the crowded bar, Chartreuse looked up from her meal, jaws slowing as his mastications matched the pace of dawning awareness; fringes of his eating tubules writhing blindly until they too hung almost motionless,thin dribbles of uncommon substance dripping back into her lunch-pail.
    The nictating membrains of his s'k'eler'ota flickered briefly,as she gazed around, coming finally to rest on the security detail surrounding her.
    'Ambassador,your diplomatic status has been revoked.You will accompany us to your craft.'
    Kow pointed at the sign.Rule 3a.Do not consume own food on premises.





    06 - RoyalHankey - Psykokow's new pink orca

    Oh you pretty Chitty Boom Boom
    Chitty Chitty Boom Boom
    We love you,
    And our
    Pretty Chitty Boom Boom
    Chitty Chitty Boom Boom loves us too
    High low anywhere we go
    On Chitty Chitty we depend
    Boom Boom Chitty Chitty Boom Boom
    Our fine four fendered friend
    Boom Boom Chitty Chitty Boom Boom
    Our fine four fendered friend
    It's uncategorical
    A fuel burning oracle
    A fantasmagorical machine
    It's more than spectacular
    To use the vernacular
    It's wizard
    It's smashing
    It's keen
    Oh Chitty
    You Chitty
    Pretty Chitty Boom Boom
    Chitty Chitty Boom Boom
    Fine four fendered Chitty Chitty friend. BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





    07 - Cmdr-Wotherspoon - Trochaic Tetrameters FTW

    Boom! The Thargoid shot my Cobra.
    Boom! My hull strength dropped to zero.
    And as I ejected quickly,
    As the RemLok kept me safe, I
    Saw the Thargoid coming closer.
    Dragging my escape pod in. I
    Woke imprisoned in their ship and
    Tied to an inspection table.
    Tharg the Mighty came to see me
    Waved a latex clad appendage
    Lubricated it with care and
    Sometime later I was dropped off
    By the Thargoids on a planet.
    Looking back I have to wonder
    Why the Thargoids didn’t want me.
    So I am the only pilot
    Probed by Thargoids - and rejected!





    08 - Galactic Midden - Boom Boom Boom, Let Me Hear You Say Weyho

    "Private Weyho reporting for duty sir" bellowed the enormously obese veteran, his face pressed against the docking services window.

    "Err, this role requires a great deal of physical endurance and the ability to get into tiny crevices. Who sent you?" the service manager enquired.

    "T'was Simoof the Ugly, m'lud" Private Weyho said switching into a weird medieval accent.

    "Oh. Well, Moofty Twonk Mughead is renowned for his excellent recommendations and decisions. He must know what he's doing".

    "Really?"

    "No, but since we've vacancies..."

    "Ta mate, cheers man you're awesome!"

    The manager stared long and hard before handing Weyho a broom.





    09 - cleonymus - The galaxy turns, unconcerned.

    Civilisations struggle from the dirt of a thousand planets.
    Some quickly bloom, then falter and wilt.
    Some make it into space,.
    To find it occupied.
    It starts with a discovery, a point of interest, an abandoned wreck, a puzzle,
    There follows an encounter, an enigma, a surprise.
    Then more, not just a novelty, not just a curiosity, but a worry, a concern, a threat.
    The first interaction, the observation, the experimentation.
    Attempted destruction, retaliation, predictions made real.
    Now the disturbance becomes more.
    Encounters more real, more often, more destructive.
    These civilisations die.
    Not with a whimper, but with a boom.





    10 - Cmdr Pseudonym - How do you solve a problem like whores?

    Cmdr Skiprat was getting concerned that people were just using Dongkum for the cheap sex and drugs.
    He'd seen several brothels pop up in the last year.
    Admittedly he had been thrown out of one recently for using a carrot.
    Apparently just because it looks like a donkeys yawn doesn't mean it feeds like one.
    Nobody called the women of Dongkum beautiful, but recently it's got so bad they placed a paper bag machine in every gentleman's toilet.
    Skiprat settled on using terrorism.
    That night he ran out singing
    'Baa baa dongkum, explosives in my bum, pull my finger...everybody run...'





    11 - Fletchmo - Two truckers sit at a table in the corner of the Hutton bar, deep in conversation. Empty glasses are piled high…

    Wot woz the wurst job you ever had?

    Me and gurlfriend was a double act at Jaques station…

    Yeah? Nudge nudge. Wink wink!

    Nah - You filthy trucker! It was family entertainment. She balanced fireworks between her boobies, I fired rockets out me a-crack.

    Blimey mate – That sounds tough?

    Nah – T’was easy. Until the final show….

    Wha’appened?

    The crowd got a bit over-enfusiastic, I tripped off the edge of the stage and it stuck up me ‘arris… Then when it went BOOM, a shower of sh1te spread across the front row. Di’nt even get a round of applause!





    12 - MikeSnos - Boom Boom (a la John Lee Hooker)

    Boom boom boom boom
    I'm gonna shoot you right down,
    Right outta your seat
    Take you flyin' with me,
    Put you in my hold
    Boom boom boom boom
    A-haw haw haw haw
    Hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm

    I love to see your Asp,
    Flying off the pad.
    When you holler out Mug,
    That's crazy talk
    I like it like that
    Whoa, yeah!
    Talk that talk, shout out Mug

    Boom boom boom boom
    I'm gonna shoot you right down,
    Right outta your seat
    Take you flyin' with me,
    Put you in my hold
    Boom boom boom boom
    Hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm

    BOOM!





    13 - Fantastic Books - Simoof and the mysterious package - Part 1 - Arrival

    Another large bang, the aged Cobra's structure shuddering against the impact.

    'This better be worth it!' Screamed the pilot Simoof had hired as he hurtled into the crumbling, abandoned spaceport, pieces of panelling bouncing off the ship's shields.

    BOOM! Bigger now, closer. In the rear view, one of the struts from the toast rack twisted and span away into the void.

    'I'm telling you it's here!' Shouted Simoof, 'parcel rack 15A, sub-section Foxtrot-Alpha. Here, look at the card they left me.'

    'Well I hope it's something of value, my services don't come cheap Commander.'

    'Yeah, yeah, you'll see. Land there.'





    14 - Edith_The_Hutt - Good business, poor taste

    The average commodity boom is a station-wide fashion disaster. Commanders suddenly flush with money rush out to buy the most garish, attention-seeking pieces of eye-vomit the tailors have to offer.

    I lifted the ID from an idiot wearing gold and white spandex as I brushed past and let myself into his hanger. No one bothered to notice the non-descript figure in hard hat and coveralls as I opened a hatch on his python and installed my device.

    They’ll certainly notice Mr Spandex the next time he tries to take off. Nothing’s quite so eye-catching as a ship going Boom mid-port.





    15 - insanephoton - Boom banger bang

    Winnard Industries was booming. Sales of Simon's slave sausages had gone through the roof.
    Not everyone was happy with the situation. Dark rumours circulated about what was in the sausages, but nothing seemed to dent their popularity. A consortium of rival manufacturers and human rights campaigners met in a secret asteroid base.to come up with a plan. An assassin was sent to infiltrate Winnard's Hole.
    Simon sat down to his usual sausage meal. A huge explosion ripped through his quarters killing everyone inside. Death by exploding sausage seems like poetic justice mused Kow as he slipped to the docking bay

  2. #2
    Congratulations Simoof, a clear victory there. I doff my hat to you sir.

  3. #3
    Originally Posted by Galactic Midden View Post (Source)
    Congratulations Simoof, a clear victory there. I doff my hat to you sir.
    A bit premature there Midden, Moof hasn't won yet.

  4. #4
    Originally Posted by Alien View Post (Source)
    A bit premature there Midden, Moof hasn't won yet.
    I think you should join me in celebration of Simoof's win. It's a foregone conclusion, even if the other drabbles are miles better.

  5. #5
    It musta been some kwality interpretation by Kow in the reading, cos there are at least 6 better drabbles that Moof's pile'o'shizzle in my reckoning? (and that's not including my bollox)
    I await the replay of the stream that i'll watch tomoz night... Couldn't watch live on Fryday as i had the kids with me, and i won't fry their sensitive brain cell with yooz lot (just yet)
    P.S. Excellent writes this week, by half of yooz anyways

  6. #6
    Simoof won??? Noooooooooooooooo!

    My nefarious plan failed

  7. #7
    Originally Posted by Galactic Midden View Post (Source)
    Simoof won??? Noooooooooooooooo!

    My nefarious plan failed
    You had a plan? Do tell...

  8. #8
    Congratulations Mr. Moof

  9. #9
    Midden your plan sucked!!!!

  10. #10
    Thank you everybody. Well if you watched Friday nights show you will know I have no choice for this weeks topic:
    "Boobies"

  11. #11
    Originally Posted by psykokow View Post (Source)
    Midden your plan sucked!!!!
    My plan was even worse. I got the Russians to hack the voting poll and start a Facebook mud-slinging campaign against Simoof. How was I supposed to know my coffee boy was wearing a wire!?

  12. #12
    Originally Posted by psykokow View Post (Source)
    Midden your plan sucked!!!!
    It did. Like a broken Henry Hoover.
    Well played Moof

  13. #13
    'The drabble crowd of drabblers is growing so beware
    For now your chance to win a mug is ge ting rare
    Read the pig-fart weekly
    learn the meaning of despair
    With a hideous face and a shart of force
    Simoof has won again of course.'

    Now it all makes sense!

    Well done,Simoof.Looking forward to reading next weeks winning drabble.

  14. #14
    Anyone looking into this thread must end up utterly confused by everything they see.

  15. #15
    Originally Posted by Galactic Midden View Post (Source)
    Anyone looking into this thread must end up utterly confused by everything they see.
    Only if they're an ED player. If they're a mundane who's wandered into the forum by accident (and we do get a few), they're already at least utterly confused and - depending upon which bits of the board they've been through already - possibly a good way down the path that leads to stone raving bugflux insane.

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