Saturday, August 4, 2018
What a relief to be in my sanctuary. Sit down and relax relax with me.
Last time, I voiced my dislike of acronyms. It inspired our marvelous Story Reading Ape to be a bit of a prankster. He spontaneously created a slue of acronyms as he wrote a story (yes, he became the Story Telling Ape), which continued the adventures of Atonement, Tennessee’s otherworldly pigs.
Please welcome back, Artie the Genius Chimp and creation of the Story Reading Ape. I proudly present to you, an original story by Chris Graham.
You can read Deme, Honeybell, and the Batmobile here. Without further monkeying around, here’s another snort story.
Artie Meets the Glowing Pigs
Artie the inventor and TSA-RT (Time/Space/Alternative-Realities Traveller) Chimp was in a right fix…
LYEDS (Light Years, Eons and Dimensional Shifts) from home; the SbMCW (Smallest, but Most Crucial, Widget) in his MTSA-RTM (Mobile Time/Space/Alternative-Realities Travelling Machine), had broken, leaving him well and truly stranded in the back-end of NW2 (nowhere/no-when).
To make matters worse, he was so far out of the TSCL (Time Space Continuum Loop), there was no light in that part of the multiverse, apart from his machine’s main headlight, which couldn’t reach back into heart of the MTSA-RTM (see above) “engine.”
A thorough search of his EK (Emergency Kit) revealed the presence of an RW (Replacement Widget) and necessary tools, but the total lack of his H-T (Headband-Torch), probably “borrowed” by one of the other NGs (Naughty Chimps), so they could RTCiB (read their comics in bed), meant he couldn’t see to carry out the necessary repairs.
There was no other choice. Artie had to go into DPS (Deep Pondering State) in order to send out a TDS (Telepathic Distress Signal) and hope that an SSF (Someone/Something Friendly) would hear it and come to help.
Within nanoseconds, his DPS was interrupted by a loud PLOP (a short sharp noise) and two glowing piglets greeted him.
“Hello Artie, our names are Deme and Honeybell, we are your DRs (Designated Rescuers), how may we help?”
“Hello, Deme and Honeybell, so good of you to come so quickly.”
“If you could hover over this compartment and increase your GFs (Glow Factors) a bit more, I should be able to see well enough to fix my machine,” Artie suggested to the pigs.
In less time than it took to read this report, Artie removed and replaced the SbMCW (see above).
Being a well-mannered chimp, Artie gave Deme and Honeybell a lift back to their home, before returning to his.
The moral of the story?
Always check that everything is in your EK before leaving home.
Always practice your DPS, you never know when you might need to use it.
Always treat all creatures with respect, you never know when you might need their help.
If you have any questions about the “Atonement-verse” feel free to leave them in a comment. I love to hear from you. Hugs and glows!
Now, promoting my “partner in crime,” Chris Graham.
Here’s the requisite shameless self-promotion of my own books…
Original Artie Story Copyright © 2018 Christopher Graham
This is a work of fiction. Characters, names, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, locales, or events is entirely coincidental.
Copyright © 2018 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
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