Advanced Aircraft

Stephen Trevor was a United States Army Air Service officer who worked for British Intelligence in World War I.  Steve was a spy, on a mission to find out about the toxic mustard gas that was being developed by Doctor Poison.  Captain Steve stole a notebook containing the gas formula and then he took off in a plane to escape from the Germans.  His plane was shot down and Steve was saved from drowning by the Amazon princess Diana.  Diana had never seen a man before, so she asked Steve if he was one.  The plane was destroyed in the crash, but the Amazons rebuilt it and added some of their own magic to it, by making it invisible.  It was capable of vertical takeoffs and landings and at Wonder Woman’s disposal whenever she decided to use it.  It was made invisible so it couldn’t be tracked when she decided to leave the secret island, thereby giving away its location.  Wonder Woman would use her telepathic powers to summon the plane to hover in the air, while she would exit on a rope ladder.

Written for Stine Writing Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.

Knock Three Times

Hey, girl, what are you doing down there, one floor below me.  Oh, my sweetness, I adore you.  Let me know if you want a booty call.  You know that my wife checks all my messages, so if you are down for some fun, then knock three times on the ceiling if you want me.  I don’t want to sound utterly desperate or obscene, but my wife left for the weekend, and I am all yours if you want me.   I just ordered a pizza and I have a bottle of wine.  If you prefer for me to come down to your place, then just bang twice on the pipes.

Written for Stine Writing Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.

Close Even in Death

Her sister vanished two years ago, it was a kidnapping that went horribly wrong, and the body was never found.  They shared a special connection and Amy was still waiting for her sister Amanda to return to her.  Amy’s parents had given up on ever seeing Amanda returning home, consequently they purchased a plot and a tombstone so they could go to her grave and grieve for their lovely daughter.  Amanda was in Amy’s dreams every night, even though she would never see her again.  Amanda’s parents left the ransom money for the kidnapper, but when he went to collect it, he saw a police car, and since he warned them not to involve the police or the FBI, he took off running.  He called them and told them that it is their fault that he killed their little girl.  That police car happened to be chasing after a flasher and the cops knew nothing about the kidnapping.   When Amanda was grabbed, Amy was in the house getting two popsicles for them to share and she always felt bad that she was not around when her sister was taken.

Written for Stine Writing – Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!, Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.

Considered a Delicacy

Alisha had heard nothing but good things about consuming brains, although she was a bit disgusted by the idea.  She had eaten livers and kidneys before, so Alisha didn’t think that this was going to be all that different for her.  She had hoped to try brains in a taco or a quesadilla, but that Mexican food truck was closed down by the Board of Health.  The zombie bar was the only place in town that was serving brains, and she figured that with the brains being mixed into an alcoholic concoction, that they might go down much smoother.  Brains are more liquid than solid, so drinking them made more sense than eating them.  She didn’t really like the undead, but the drink was delicious being made into a creamy consistency, and as long as the zombies weren’t trying to eat her brains, she figured that she would order another.  The dark eye shadow that Alisha wore, made the zombies respect her, as they thought she might have been one of the characters in that 1979 movie Dawn of the Dead.

Written for Stine Writing – Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!, Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.

Spaceship Effect

It looks like something out of a classic sci-fi film, but this is actually somebody’s house made to resemble a flying saucer that is hovering over the Earth’s surface in this Alpine village.  It is nothing more than an optical illusion, but it must be serene living up here.  This was achieved using an architectural concept known as the forced perspective.  This technique manipulates our brains by employing a series of small adjustments that alter our depth perception making a space look larger, or smaller, or farther, or closer than they really are.  Its curved design and oval windows on all sides creates this spaceship effect, because of the decorative windows that look like mirrors from the outside which are positioned to reflect whatever is outside.

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Pondering the Mysteries of the Universe

Am I hungry, cold, comfortable, or should I go back to sleep?  I wish I knew how to talk, because then I could call my mommy, but I have this crying thing down and that seems to be working out pretty good for me.  Luckily my cute bear friend understands all of my thoughts and we made a deal to take care of each other, so he is my special friend.  Oops my diaper is wet again, and I wonder if anyone is willing to help me out with this predicament.  While I am pondering the mysteries of the universe, the last thing that I need is irritation and diaper rash.  Somebody needs to get me a clean diaper and I am going to need that ointment again.

Written for Stine Writing – Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!, Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.

The Memory of All That

The way you move your legs
The way you prance on the sand
The memory of all that
No, no, they can’t take that away from me
The way you flap your wings
The way you honk and grunt
The way you haunt my dreams
No, no, they can’t take that away from me
The way you lay your eggs
The way you dance to attract a mate
The way you changed my life
No, no, they can’t take that away from me
No, they can’t take that away from me
The way you dine on shrimp
The way feathers turn pink
The way you changed my life
No, no, they can’t take that away from me
No, they can’t take that away
Can’t take that away
Can’t take that away from me

Written for Stine Writing – Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!, Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.

Rebel Without a Cause

Petal was an emotionally confused sunflower and she enjoyed going her own way.  She made up her mind to do what she wanted to do and to go where she wanted to go.  Shacking up was what all the others wanted to do, as they followed the Sun.  Petal always went against the grain, no one understood what she had to do, as she has been hurt so much, and all of the other sunflowers were mean to her, and they treated her cruel.  She had to find a place to hide, and she kept on searching, and searching, to find a place where she could hide.  She turned her back on the other sunflowers in the field and they said, “Babe, you gotta go where you wanna go and do what you wanna do, with whoever you wanna do it with”.  She told them that they didn’t understand that a girl like her could not just love only the Sun and she wasn’t going to follow it just because it might rain tomorrow.  Petal had the courage to stand up for what she believed in, and she told the others not to follow her, because she planned on shining all by herself.

Written for Stine Writing – Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!, Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.

Step Back Jack

Rocky the squirrel told the intruder not to come one step closer, or else they would regret it.  Rocky went on to say, “If you choose to come closer, I won’t have any choice and I will have to fight you, and if you have ever been scratched by a squirrel before, you will know that this can be a very unpleasant experience.  You may think that I am a tiny creature, but I have long sharp teeth and claws, so this probably won’t end well for you.  I am certain to leave you with a very deep and painful cut, and there is a good chance that I am carrying some type of nasty disease that you don’t want.  When I am feeling threatened, I will scratch your eyes out, and that won’t be a good look on you.”

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Flattened Like a Pancake

Two hundred miles off the coast of Yemen is the remote island of Socotra, where this umbrella-like otherworldly tree known as dragon’s blood tree is found.  Pliny wrote about dragons inhabiting this island where the trees yielded red drops of cinnabar fungus, which was carved into jewelry and ornaments.  Researchers have been trying for centuries to solve the mystery about the origins of the dragon’s blood, whether it came from the tree, or was a mineral from the earth.  There is also an Indian legend about a fierce battle, where a dragon (or possibly a Makara which is a legendary sea dragon) bit an elephant and drank its blood.  When the elephant fell to the ground, it crushed the dragon, turning the dragon into a pancake, while mixing the blood of both creatures to yield a resin-like substance and that red sap spewed out from the tree that grew there.  The resin is believed to have magical and medicinal properties and people still use it as a pigment for art, and as a dye.  Others have found therapeutic medical uses for the sap dripping from the dragon’s blood tree and it supposedly makes a good antidiarrhetic, that reduces production of stress hormones and increase the production of hormones or chemicals that makes one feel calm and happy.

Written for Stine Writing – Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!, Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.