The Healing Stones

The world is so confusing now, in this human-offshoot or posthuman age of superhumans, inhumans, metahumans and mutants.  Although inhumans, metahumans and mutants may all be classified as being superhumans, there is a stark difference between them.  Mutants who are also known as the ‘homo superior’ race are an offshoot sub-species of humanity that were born with genetic abnormalities that grants them abilities, an appearance, or powers beyond the normal variation expressed in the human genome.  Mutants have a genetic mutation called an X-Gene that causes their bodies to develop abilities that regular humans are not able to do.  The first X-Gene appeared on Earth about 5,000 years ago, but it wasn’t until World War II that scientists started experimenting to create a race of mutants that they could employ as genetic soldiers.  Common mutant powers may include telepathy, telekinesis, flight, energy projection, accelerated healing and enhanced physical strength, agility, or some type of superior use of their senses.

Inhumans are a specific breed of humans that date back to our Cro-Magnon ancestors who were experimented on by the Kree to overcome their evolutionary stagnation, and to create a powerful mutant race of soldiers that they could use to fight against their foe the Skrulls.  Their experiments successfully created a strain of humanity that had extraordinary abilities.  The inhumans appear as regular humans until they are exposed to Terrigen mist.  When inhumans bodies are altered from the mist, this is called Terrigenesis, and this gives them their strange and unusual powers.  The mutagenic Terrigen Mist gives them various powers, but it also causes lasting genetic damage and it often created deformities.

Metahumans, commonly shortened as metas, are individuals who acquired powers and abilities unlike those of normal humans after experiencing mutation of their bodies.  Their DNA double helix spiral was shaken up due to a particle accelerator explosion and that is how metahumans got there powers.  A strange fluctuation of particles started to release an uncontrollable high-energy microwave radiation that instead of rapidly accelerating the particles towards a series of rings, they escaped the shielding and created a myriad of dangerous explosions.  It was thought to be safe and the particle accelerator was supposed to be used to further the advancement of the science and medicine.  This situation also created something similar to a time machine.  A mouse was the first to pass through the gate that opened up on this time machine and instantly mysterious things began to happen as it underwent a remarkable transformation.  The term metahuman was coined by the Dominator alien race, and it is used to describe any human being that has super powers.  The prefix meta-, in this context, simply means ‘beyond’, as they are thought to be beyond regular stability, on the verge of collapse which could occur at the slightest disruption, thus, metahuman simply describes persons who have abilities beyond normal human limits.

Summing this up, mutants gain their powers from the X-gene, inhumans have to undergo Terrigenesis to obtain their weird powers and appearance, and metahumans need to experience something traumatic which might stem from listening to computer generated sheet music that would be painful to their ears and alter them on a genetic level.  The desire to treat and cure everybody with equal regard and respect, created an island of camaraderie that attracted some of biochemistry’s brightest young minds.  We might blame the clone for the advancement of stem cell research, as eventually this became an accepted way of life that furthered our scientific knowledge.  It was during mitosis, that the chromosomes started duplicating, so they could condense and attach and spindle their fibers to pull one copy of each chromosome to opposite sides of the cell.

Scientists were eventually able to create this stone pit that had unusual healing powers.  People originally laughed at this thinking that it was some type of comedy, until they saw the results that this pit was not only able to heal severely injured people, but it could also bring people back from the dead if they were placed in it soon enough.  The pit was named the Energy Muse, because it was designed to balance the body using the healing properties certain stones and crystals.  For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have utilized the power of crystals to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages, thus facilitating a free flow throughout their bodies.  On a cellular level, our bodies along with the quartz crystal are both made up of the mineral silicon-dioxide.  Humans are naturally receptive to the vibrations that are formed from these healing stones which transmit, reflect, store light and receive energy.  When a human body is placed into the Energy Muse, a powerful vibratory effect surges from the healing stones into them.  Their body lays dormant except for their thoughts, which direct energy and this energy serves as a tool to help heal their body.

Written Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #219, for thehouseofbailey Destination Dreams Scotts Daily Prompt Employ, for Daily Addictions by rogershipp prompt Ancient, for Sheryl’s A New Daily Post Word Prompt: Situation, for FOWC with Fandango – Stark, for Ragtag Community Shaken, for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, where the three prompt words are “mouse, sheet music and comedy” and for Tales From the Mind of Kristian Word Prompt Camaraderie and for Ray NotBradbury Cool Writing Prompt based on ‘the clone’ using 3 related words DNA double helix spiral, chromosome and mitosis.

Colonial Settlers


In the mid 17th century, the Thewles family migrated from Europe and settled along the Eastern seaboard of America from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and some even went to the Caribbean islands.  They moved deasil along the coast for years following the plentiful prey and living in harsh conditions. There is not much to note about their physical characteristics, except that most of them had red hair, which did correspond to their Irish ancestors.  The only other family physical characteristic that was observable is that almost every one of the women were ample-breasted, having big boobies that were nicely shaped.

Julie Thewles was the envy of most of the men in her town.  She was far from being ostentatious, but she did know how to flaunt her assets.  She understood that human lifespan was finite and she felt that the human body is a thing of beauty and thus she should not have to hide it.  She effectively used her breasts to attract attention and hopefully snag a possible mate. She knew how to play her part to get ahead of the game by bearing just enough cleavage which went a long way to scintillate the fantasies of the men in this town.  She was also good at laying a trap and playing her role without having to pressurize anyone in this soon to be sexualized world, where the women were not yet objectified.  One day when her boyfriend Bronsky came over and they were fooling around, her top was torn and that is when the motor boat was invented.  You know when you stick your face in a woman’s breasts and shake your head back and forth really fast while going burrrr.

Julie decided that her life was not going to be drab any more.  This stellar decision was going to change her life forever.  Her world would not revolve around trying to get a husband anymore, as she was going to postpone all of her thoughts about men.  This new line of thinking did not qualify her as being a philosopher, but it did give her a certain clarity, however that may have come from her giving up drinking whiskey during the day and switching to ginger tea.

Julie decided to go into business and she named it Breastoration, which she thought was a catchy name for a bra factory and store.  She would exhibit this new fangled contraption for all of the women in town.  If they were interested in her designs, than she would tell them to lean down, to make it easier for them to shove their boobs into it, then straighten up, and then pop their jugs, melons, cans, hooters, or knockers up, so they’ll show through the dress.  Julie even thought about adding a counterweight to the back of some of her bras which would get more lift for the more buxom ladies, who often complained about back problems, but she could never get that to work.

At first many of the townsfolk thought that Breastoration was just a hoax, but eventually many women did flock to her store.  Her customers found out that after buying her bras, that they were more likely to have a man smile at them, hold the door open for them and speak more kindly to them.  It was life changing, like having their birthday cake and getting a visit from the tooth fairy all at once.  This new store lit a fuse with the preacher who felt that it was his duty to give a sermon about how women should dress more properly, however deep down the preacher was nothing more than a shark, who always gave into temptation and enjoyed ogling any woman that would captivate his wondering eyes, whatever shape or form, be that plump, or round and even those women with smaller globes.

Written Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #201 – drab, envy, counterweight, correspond, qualify, ginger, revolve, deasil, finite, pressurize, postpone and Thewles, for thehouseofbailey Destination Dreams Scotts Daily Prompt Line, for Sheryl’s A New Daily Post Word Prompt: Contraption, for Daily Addictions by rogershipp prompt Plentiful, for FOWC with Fandango – Ostentatious, for sgeoil Ragtag Community Stellar, for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, where the three prompt words are “shark, birthday cake and tooth fairy” and for Tales From the Mind of Kristian Word Prompt Hoax and for the secret keeper Weekly Writing Prompt #146 Fuse, Part, Role, Torn and Trap.

Hitting All The Right Spots

This was literally becoming a disaster, as I just wanted to enjoy a languorous day in bed.  I was seeing my grandmother waving goodbye, but it must have been the clouds in my eyes, because she died eight years ago.  My daughter told me that she did not need an antediluvian education, that she just wanted the teachers to leave her alone.  My daughter bought me a lottery ticket for Father’s day and I imagine that she will feel entitled to a moiety of my winnings if it is lucky.  In the past several years, I had gotten the beer of the month club, ugly ties, useless socks, deodorant, a can of WD40, but the worst gift that I ever got was that underwear designed for bladder leaks at night, as that was just plain embarrassing.

Inside my Father’s Day card my daughter enclosed a poem that she wrote about weeds, which went like this, “Nothing can exceed the beauty of a weed.  A weed is simply a plant that just wants to grow, they should be our friends, not our foe.  They are hearty and they can grow anywhere, they don’t really need much sun, rain or care.  It is agreed that the weed will succeed even in a stampede!”  When I finished reading her poem, I told her how much I enjoyed it and that I thought it was even better than the one that she wrote about the daisy and the one about the wolf.

Written Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt – Teachers, for thehouseofbailey Destination Dreams Scotts Daily Prompt Gift, for Sheryl’s A New Daily Post Word Prompt: Languorous, for Daily Addictions by rogershipp prompt Disaster, for FOWC with Fandango – Literally, for Martha Kennedy Ragtag Community Antediluvian, for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, where the three prompt words are “grandmother, daisy and wolf” and for Tales From the Mind of Kristian Word Prompt Moiety and for Swimmers the New Community Pool prompt – Clouds.

What Is In A Name?

Juliet said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, because her family the Capulets hated the Montagues which is Romeo’s family and the feeling was mutual.  Love was forbidden merely due to their last names and she really wished that she could protect her love for Romeo from all the drama between their families so they could flourish.  Juliet was organized and she had this brilliance, which allows her to think that what truly matters is what something is, not what it is called.  A boot, loafer, slipper or sneaker can all be used to walk around in.  If the floor gets filthy, you might brush, wipe, mop or whisk away the dirt.  If you or your clothes start smelling foul, you would clean, rinse or launder them or go bathe or take a shower.  When you look up you would see the upper atmosphere, the firmament or the wide blue yonder.  If you become a target of someone who makes an accurate throw of an object at your head, you might want to bend down, stoop, crouch, squat or hunker down till it is safe.

It took gumption for Juliet to go against her family, especially since this grudge or ancient feud between their families had been going on for so many years and she was supposed to support what her ancestors did.  Time apparently does not heal all wounds and many people need to go through the seven stages of grief, before they are healed.  The first stage is shock where you are feeling numb, not because you got hit on your head with a coconut, this is about disbelief and it helps to protect you emotionally from being overwhelmed.  Then comes denial, once the shock wears off, you can’t believe this is happening and everything feels surreal.  Anger follows as the next stage and this may result in you lashing out at others.  Next you will start bargaining, because you are still very confused and as a result, you will look for desperate ways out of this anguish that you feel.  Depression will take over for a period where you will feel sadness and start reflecting on what was lost.  I always find that drinking a slurpee (frozen drink) helps with this.  The sixth stage is testing, and this when reality starts to sink in and you may go through some experimenting which might include grabbing the tiger by its tail to help you to move on.  Acceptance is the final stage, and here is where you will have acknowledged the situation, you start to move forward and this is when you should get out your typewriter and write down all of your feelings.

449 Words, just a tad bit over the 149 words required for the Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt.

Written Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix – Same Same But Different: “shoe, sweep, wash, sky, duck”, for thehouseofbailey Destination Dreams Scotts Daily Prompt Name, for Sheryl’s A New Daily Post Word Prompt: Brilliance, for Daily Addictions by rogershipp prompt Accurate, for FOWC with Fandango – Gumption, for MNL Ragtag Community Marching together to inspire one another: Target, for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, where the three prompt words are “tiger, coconut and slurpee (frozen drink)” and for Tales From the Mind of Kristian Word Prompt Flourish, for Sammi Cox Author Aspiring Weekend Writing Prompt #59 – Typewriter, for Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge – Your Second Chance to be Creative prompt “organized” and for Swimmers the New Community Pool prompt – Time.

So Many Mistakes




We were so young heartache to heartache we stood, we did not make promises or demands, love was a battlefield for us. For the life of me I cannot remember what made us think that we were wise and we’d never compromise.  All I could think about was that I’m too young to become a parent.  I had my whole life ahead of me, as I was just a kid myself and how the hell was I gonna raise one.  We fell in love on the back seat of that Greyhound bus and then I had to drop out of High School and everyone treated me so cruel.  How was I supposed to be able to deal with a teenage pregnancy and the curveballs that life was going to throw at me, along with the other trials, tribulations and struggles that life had in store for me being forced to raise a baby?

We were so much younger then and I am older than that now.  Looking back, I wish I had slowed down or stopped for a while to deliberate how our decisions were going to affect the rest of our lives.  I wish that I had taken the time to think that through instead of just skimming over our decision to get an abortion.  My guitar deceived me into thinking that I had to protect my candor.  That melting iceberg became my oasis, but it was neither good or bad.  I am quite clear, that my fervor for you made me believe that my life had a purpose.  For the life of me, I cannot believe we’d ever die for these sins, as we were merely freshmen.

They were doomed from the start, maybe because he did not treat her quite as good as he should have, or possibly he did not hold her when she felt lonely.  He decided to go his own way and everything went straight to hell after that as my best friend broke up with his girlfriend and then she committed suicide.  Breaking up is hard to do and I needed to gather the strength to carry on, I had to learn how to face that she was gone.  Right to the end they were friends and I am the one who is sorry now.  Love had taken a toll on my best buddy and I was willing to pay the devil to replace her.  Should I cry me a river to feel better in this Heartbreak Hotel?  Love hurts and it tore them apart and now there ain’t no sunshine since she is gone.  If your baby leaves you and you have a tale to tell, you are going to feel lonely enough to want to die.

We never moved on from these tragedies.  I could not pretend to be happy any more, and I did not want to set sail at sunset and drink rum and eat lobster and filet mignon like the Jolly Roger that I used to be.  I had become a vegetarian and sure I was avoiding higher chances of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and many other ailments, but I was deeply depressed.  I went cold turkey on giving up meat and that meant no more bacon cheeseburgers, medium rare steaks or pepperoni pizza for me.  I developed a cataract on my right eye that clouded my vision as the light that reached my retina was reduced.  I had more than my share of experiences and I thought about writing a book to help others, as I had this uncanny tendency to attract benevolent spiritsWe were stupid to let our small teenage problems blew up the way we did and it seems like we are still paying for what we did when we were young.

Written Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Music Challenge #29: “The Freshmen”, for Rachel Poli I Read I Write I Create – Time To Write: A Book, for thehouseofbailey Destination Dreams Scotts Daily Prompt Vegetarian, for Sheryl’s A New Daily Post Word Prompt: Benevolent, for Daily Addictions by rogershipp prompt Oasis, for FOWC with Fandango – Candor, for curioussteph Ragtag Community Marching together to inspire one another: Cataract, for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, where the three prompt words are “Jolly Roger, guitar and iceberg” and for Tales From the Mind of Kristian Word Prompt Fervor.

Who Doesn’t Like a Happy Ending?

People want to escape from reality and transport themselves into  another world, which is often a world of make believe, a fantasy world, where they can forget about their personal problems, troubles, fears, sorrows and all of their worries.  If at the end of the story the characters are walking away into the sunset holding hands with their fingers entwined, their bodies leaning into each other and they are smiling, because they have defeated this grim, ghastly and ominous creature, that was a thing of evil, then all is well with the world.  People love happy endings because it gives them hope for their own happiness. Happy Ever After is something that is nice and neat, especially when it is tied up with a bow, and gift-wrapped to create perfection.  The happy ending only comes after suspense is created.

The author needs to build apprehension in the minds of their readers to engage them to keep on reading your phenomenal work.  Every good author needs the ability to hook their readers and to keep them hooked, so their readers have a reason to keep reading.  Most readers will decide within the first several pages whether or not they will close your book or go on reading it and some will decide after reading the first paragraph.  In order to hook your readers, you need to make them wonder what will happen next, or start your story at a pivotal moment or with an unusual situation to encourage them to keep reading, or introduce an intriguing or debonair character to draw them in, or you could create conflict by putting your main character in jeopardy or by adding an antagonist to your story.  Make sure that you include some impending danger and escalating tension, so you won’t deprive your hero from meeting his fate with history.

The Grinch is a good example of an antagonist, as he opposes everything that the others desire and he becomes the opponent and the adversary.  A nefarious witch or a big bad wolf would also make great antagonists.  You could always write about a dangerous shark that is terrorizing people in the Pacific Ocean, as I think that the Atlantic Ocean was covered in Jaws.  If your hero happens to catch the shark, a happy ending might be having a celebration and eating the shark at a luau party or feast that is accompanied by dancing hula girls.  You might be drinking your favorite cocktail and the waiter comes by and serves you some soup garnished with julienne vegetables and poi which is a purple-gray paste made from pounded taro root along with the shark meat cut into thin strips.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver/Fairy Tale – #175 – June 14th – Happy Ever After, for thehouseofbailey Destination Dreams Scotts Daily Prompt Wolf, for Sheryl’s A New Daily Post Word Prompt – June 14th, 2018 – Word: Phenomenal, for Daily Addictions by rogershipp prompt Deprive, for FOWC with Fandango – Debonair, for Tracy’s Ragtag Community Marching together to inspire one another RDP #14 : Julienne, for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, 14 June 2018 where the three prompt words are “history, witch and Pacific Ocean” and for Tales From the Mind of Kristian Word Prompt Nefarious.

Is the Nuclear Threat Over?

The two biggest liars in the entire world met yesterday and all of our worries are supposed to be over now.  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a nuclear-armed tyrant who runs a police state met President Trump for the first time and moments after Trump felt obliged to introduce Kim Jong Un to the press.  North Korea is one of the world’s most repressive media environments, and it actually ranked 180 out of 180 countries on Reporters Without Borders’ 2018 World Press Freedom Index.  The United States was ranked 45th in the index but Reporters Without Borders said press freedoms ratings in the U.S. has steadily declined under Trump.  Trump is no longer calling Kim ‘Little Rocket Man’ and he actually praised Kim Jong Un for being strong, funny, smart and a great negotiator.  The dreamlike encounter between the President of the United States and the supreme leader of the world’s most repressive state ended with mounting questions about what actually had been achieved, who had won most, and what will happen next.  Trump and Kim both got what they wanted from a propaganda bonanza punctuated by multiple photo-ops that will help cement the political legitimacy of both men in their vastly different contexts back home.  Since the North Koreans are known for breaking their promises and the only thing to come out of these meetings yesterday was promises of denuclearization, I actually do not feel any safer this morning.

They sat down for a working lunch which could be called a smorgasbord and for starters, they had a choice between a prawn cocktail with avocado salad, green mango kerabu (a Malay rice dish that is often called is the queen of salads) with honey lime dressing & fresh octopus or a Korean stuffed cucumber.  Their main course allowed them indulge in a beef short rib confit (meat cooked slowly in its own fat), served with potato dauphinois (a French dish of sliced potatoes baked in milk) and steam broccoli, with red wine sauce on the side, or sweet and sour crispy pork with Yangzhou Fried Rice with homemade chili sauce, or a Korean soy braised cod fish with Radish, Asian Vegetables.  Finally the desert featured a dark chocolate tartlet ganache (a whipped filling of chocolate and cream), vanilla ice cream with cherry coulis (thick sauce made from a puréed and strained fruit), or tropezienne a pastry dessert consisting of a filled brioche (fluffy tart).  Kim Jong-un said that he wants North Koreans to eat DOG for stamina food.  In some Asian countries, particularly China, Japan, Korea and Thailand, jellyfish are eaten as a food for special occasions.

Stocks crept higher at Wednesday’s open as telecom and entertainment stocks continued to respond to Tuesday’s U.S. district court ruling allowing AT&T and Time Warner to merge which went against Trump’s desires, because he has a hatred for CNN.  The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the second time this year at 2:00 p.m. ET today.  Central bank policymakers suggested the path of future rate hikes could be slightly steeper over the next few years than previously thought.  While it usually takes at least 12 months for any increase or decrease in interest rates to be felt in a widespread economic way, the market’s response to a change (or news of a potential change) is often more immediate.  The stock market is not expected to plummet over this news, but when you get a market that’s facing several challenges, it’s vulnerable, and anything can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.  The stock market can be looked at like you are riding on a Ferris wheel, as one minute you could be on top of the world, and the next minute you’re down, but you are always looking to get back up again.

Cyclical stocks tend to mirror the economy, as their sales move in tandem with the economy.  Prices for eggplant vary depending on the type and season, but eggplant prices are slightly higher this week.  The average price per pound went up from a $1.30 last week to a $138 this week.  Nogales, Arizona to Coachella, California are seeing steady supplies and the quality remains fair due to the heat wave in Mexico.  Eggplant is a warm-season crop that does not tolerate frost and it requires a long growing season of at least 80 days before it can be a transplanted crop.

The latest space news from yesterday reports that a powerful dust storm has darkened the skies over NASA’s Opportunity Mission on Mars.  This robotic rover was only meant to operate on Mars for 90 Martian days (or sols), which works out to be just a little over 90 Earth days.  However, since it made its landing on January 25th, 2004, it has remained in operation for 14 years, 4 months, and 18 days, thus exceeding its operating plan by a factor of 50!  A few weeks ago, NASA received disturbing news that potentially posed a threat for the little rover that just will not quit, about a Martian storm that was blowing in over rover’s position.  Luckily, NASA has since made contact with the rover, which is an encouraging sign.

Written for Daily Addictions by rogershipp prompt Plummet, for FOWC with Fandango – Mirror, for curiouscat99 Ragtag Community Marching together to inspire one another RDP #13 : Smorgasbord, for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, 13 June 2018 where the three prompt words are “eggplant, jellyfish and space” and for Tales From the Mind of Kristian Word Prompt Introduce.

The Collective

The home world for the Borg pseudo-race is called the Unicomplex and it is located in an unknown area of the Delta Quadrant.  This is the center of all processing activity for the Borg collective, as well as the home of the Borg Queen.  On rare occasions when the fourth moon named Procyon is just above the horizon, it exhibits this reflective quality that shows images of the planet upside down on its face, because of its reflective qualities and its unstable orbit.  It is thought that planetary pull on this moon will eventually yank Procyon out of orbit and the Borg don’t seem to be concerned as they will still have three other moons.  Procyon is the only moon that has snow and being there and watching the steady downward spiral of a snowflake is truly surreal, mesmerizing, and peaceful.

The Borg, or something akin to them, have developed time and again in the galaxy, having evolved and re-evolved into newer and more progressive life forms, becoming an alien race similar to living machines after assimilating their next iteration a new type of Borg is spawned.  The Borg started out as normal life forms without any cybernetic enhancements being composed of organic and artificial life.  It has also been suggested Borg activity occurred in waves and eventually they coalesced into what is known as the Borg Collective.  The hive mind is what makes a Borg a Borg and this collective sharing of minds into a single consciousness, serves and drives the goals of its entire population.  Assimilation is what makes the victim become linked to the hive mind and fall under Borg control.  This was accomplished by implanting a neural processor in the brain of the subject to join their mind in a harmonious order.  Individuality in a hive mind is sacrificed for the whole, and its members and resources are assigned tasks according to how to best achieve those goals.  Borg drones were enslaved mentally, all of their knowledge was drained, analyzed and the useful information that was obtained was shared with every other drone in the Collective.

The Borg assumed that the mechanical was always inherently superior to an organic body structure, so drones were given cybernetic implants.  This resulted in creating a cyborg race who rarely speak, though they do send a collective audio message to their targets, stating that resistance is futile, generally followed by a declaration that the target in question will be assimilated and that their biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to the collective.  In the case of the Borg drone, being an atavism, a modification of a biological structure whereby an ancestral trait reappears after having been lost through evolutionary change in previous generations, their biological half is almost certainly viewed as vestigial, and inferior, and the only reason why they wouldn’t convert themselves to pure androids, is because they most likely don’t have the technology.  A drone might have their arm removed, or have a prosthetic implanted on top of their real arm or hand.  After assimilation a drone’s fingernail will tend to grow rapidly.

The life forms that were newly transformed into drones were issued assigned designations.  Designation of Borg drones describe their number in their group and placement within the assigned vessel or station.  The ultimate goal of the Borg was to attain perfection through the forcible assimilation of diverse sentient species, technologies, and knowledge.  The Borg queen displays a tantalizing affinity being the goddesses of life, death, sexuality and destruction.  The Borg are obviously very adaptable to many situations and environments, but they are part biological, so they still needs the basics for survival. Borg technology advanced to the point where they were able to create a barrier around the body of each drone, like a personalized force field that incorporated a heater, which kept them warm in the vacuum of space.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #218, for Daily Addictions by rogershipp prompt Futile, for FOWC with Fandango – Control, for Martha Kennedy Ragtag Community Marching together to inspire one another Atavism, for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, 12 June 2018 where the three prompt words are “snowflake, heater and fingernail” and for Tales From the Mind of Kristian Word Prompt Affinity.

Black and White TV

June said, “Ward you were a little rough on the Beaver last night.”  Ward Cleaver asked, “Are you talking about our son?”  June said, “You always like to revert everything to sex, of course I am talking about our son.  Beaver is mostly a good boy and sometimes we are required to objurgate him, but we should not do that when his friends are around.  The Beaver looks up to you as a bastion of hope, but last night he became crestfallen.”  Ward said, “OK June I will try not to be so harsh on him the next time, but I am still trying to derive a succinct and tangible reason for why he stole that garnet stone.  I did not raise my boy to be a thief and this act has caused a dissolution between us, as I have become decathect over this.”

June said, “It was a onetime thing, it is not like he is going to become a kleptomaniac.  I guess he felt a need for excitement to get some type of thrill, or maybe he wanted to fill some void in his life, but he has promised never to do it again.  Socrates says that no one knowingly commits an evil action, evil is turned into good in the mind.  Our son is not evil, although he may be a bit possessive, it is not like he goes around lurking in the shadows at midnight looking to torture some stray cat.  Is there any possibility of you guys patching things up today?  Can you two do something to enhance this situation?”  Ward said, “Sure I was actually thinking about taking him out on the grass to throw the ball around a bit, but the last time we did this, I threw one at his head and he forgot to duck.  Sometimes I think that the Beaver might have been abducted by an alien, however I have never found any forensic evidence to back this up.  June why did you grab your belly?  Did you feel the baby move, are you having another quickening?”

Written for Daily Addictions by rogershipp prompt Forensic, for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #200, for FOWC with Fandango — Succinct, for Ragtag Community Marching together to inspire one another RDP #11 : Bastion, for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, 11 June 2018 where the three prompt words are “cat, grass and midnight” for Tales From the Mind of Kristian Word Prompt Crestfallen and for Randomness Inked Scribbling the Unspoken Let it Bleed Weekly Prompt Challenge 22 where the prompt is “Shadows”.

Neutral Zone Infraction

Captain Kirk was vitriolic when he saw the Romulans had crossed into the Neutral Zone, an area of space between the United Federation of Planets and the Romulan Star Empire that serves as a ‘buffer’ zone to keep the peace.  There was no love lost between Kirk and the Romulans, as he viewed them as being a ragabash race that could never be trusted.  On his last encounter with the Romulans, Captain Kirk of the Enterprise managed to steal one of their cloaking devices, so Starfleet could reverse engineer it and better assess its danger to the Federation.  The Federation learned how to detect sensor blips associated with cloaked ships and this is how they located the Romulan vessel.  These cloaking devices generate an energy screen to render their spacecraft relatively invisible to sensors.  They are only able to remain hidden for about five hours due to the immense power drain, and these ships were usually prohibited from simultaneous use of other major systems such as weaponry, shields or warp drive.

Captain Kirk called out, “Yellow Alert Raise Shields.”  Pandemonium broke out as the Romulan vessel uncloaked and targeted the Enterprise with its phasers.  Kirk said, “Ready photon torpedoes, we will get the best of them as I am not out here just to play cat and mouse or dungeons and dragons with them.  These Romulans only understand a show of force and I am going to mail it home to them.  This race of bullies takes pleasure in violating every behavioral norm and societal taboo they can find and although in structure they may be as big as a moose, but they do not know how to be elegant and that is why they will lose.”

The Romulans fired their phasers first and the Enterprise countered with a photon torpedo and when the Romulans turned about for another pass they fired their Plasma Cannon.  Male testosterone was high as the Enterprise fired back with their Phase Cannon and blasted the Romulan ship out of the sky.  Cheers erupted on the bridge and Kirk said, “Those bad guys always want to shoot you, cloak and run away! Let’s continue our mission and go where no man has gone before.  I am sort of thirsty after that battle, so I am going to the replicator to get some iced tea and I bet chocolate mousse would go good with that.”

Written for Daily Addictions by rogershipp with prompt “Vitriolic” and for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix – Double Take, 9 June 2018 and for Ragtag Community Marching together to inspire one another RDP #9 : Ragabash and for Fandango’s FOWC with the prompt “Hidden” and for Sammi Cox Aspiring Author Weekend Writing Prompt #58 – Pandemonium and for Tales From the Mind of Kristian Word Prompt: ELEGANT and for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, 09 June 2018 where the three prompt words are “Captain Kirk, dungeons and dragons and iced tea”.