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Space Case
by Phillip E. Carpenter

Friday, October 18, 2002
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Seventeen hundred, Arcturian time,


I set the parameters three planetary diameters,


then stopped on the proverbial dime.


Programming the course off toward the Dark Horse,


I warped out to escape my crime.


I really hadnít meant to make such a dent


in the head of that museum guard,


but with my eye on the prize, a Tulamite of great size,


I hit him way, way too hard.


A jewel thief of space, a disgrace to my race,


I am usually reknown as a pro.


But not in this case, I fled into space,


just ahead of the security fed


who wanted me on death row.


The nebula neared and just as Iíd feared,


a federal cruiser was in hot pursuit.


I slingshot a moon, but did it too soon,


so all my maneuvers were moot.


The plasma gun blast caught me in the ass


and my gryos destabilized bad.


I dropped into pulse drive, shaken but alive


but knowing time was going


my wasted life seemed suddenly sad.



Nowhere to turn, I decided to burn


my boosters for one final burst.


I aimed for the sun, knowing I was done,


not willing my own killing


but fatalistically accepting the worst.


The smell of hot, groaning metal


told me Iíd just have to settle


for cooking the feds off my tail.


But the price was quite high,


you know, having to die?


Still, itís better than Arcturian jail.

 
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Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/11/2005
This is very different but that does not mean I don't like it. You would however like my dog he is small but he has heart and he does not take anything off anyone. But he loves his mama and is fierce in protecting me. Me I hate lowlifes too that seem to get away with stuff. You would like my book The Twelfth Of Never where my character goes after the terrorists. A little justice. No she is not spelling Trek wrong.
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 10/19/2002
"Star Trek" reborn? Bill
P.S. Forgive me I porbably spelled "Trek" wrong?
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry 10/18/2002
this is so diverse

i enjoyed this immensely

thank you,
Donna.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 10/18/2002
Good write...



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