Welcome Dear Readers to Biff Sock Pow’s Whatnot Wednesday writing challenge post. Today I’ve taken the liberty of posting a Science Fiction story about love and whatnot on different planets and whatnot in keeping with Whatnot Wednesday and whatnot.
Whatnot Wednesday: Boy-Like-Being Gets Girl-Like-Being
Zing bellied up to the bar at the Intergalactic Space Station and ordered a human-being’s drink called a Zombie. If he understood it correctly, the rational for naming an alcoholic beverage a Zombie was that if one drank enough Zombies one took on the characteristics of a reanimated dead body.
Zing sipped his drink and thought about how weird humans were while scoping out the bar.
“You can put those antennae away, the Space Gals haven’t arrived yet,” The bartender slid a fresh Zombie Zing’s way. The bartender was a tall drink of water named, Mu, a feline sapien from planet Mumeria. A fine pair of yellow eyes and a well-developed gift for witty banter made the Space Gals mad for him.
“How do you do it, Mu?” Zing asked. “How do you manage to juggle so many Space Gal friends? Don’t you ever want to settle down?”
“You mean settle down with a Space Gal like Sally? “ Mu stifled a purr thinking about Sally.
“Sally does love cats.”
Mu’s back arched ever so slightly. “I’m not a cat!”
“I didn’t say you were. I just said Sally loves cats. Two totally unrelated statements.”
Mu reached out and gave Zing a whack. “Where I’m from we eat things like you.”
“Hello fellas.” Sally took off her coat and sat down. “Am I interrupting something?”
“No, we were just talking about where I was going to take you tonight after work, Sally.” Mu said quickly. “We’re drinking Zombies. Here, I made one for you.”
“I’ll go anywhere with you, Mu!” Sally giggled.
Zing took a catnip ball and rolled it down the bar. He could see Mu’s yellow eyes pick up the motion. “I’ll be right back,” Mu announced.
“How about a movie tonight, Sally?” Zing asked.
Sally looked down the bar. “What’s wrong with Mu? “He’s acting weird.”
“I don’t know. Maybe too many Zombies.” Zing tenderly reached for Sally’s claw, and they sipped their Zombies and gazed into each other’s antennae.
“I love you . Most ardently. Please do me the honor of accepting my
hand my claw my whatnot in marriage.”
How To Play Whatnot Wednesday
- Write a blog post entitled “Whatnot Wednesday” (it can be about anything)
- Add these guidelines to the bottom of your post
- Add a link to this post in your post
- Add the tag #WhatnotWednesday to your post
- Post your post
- In the comments below in my post, leave a link to your Whatnot Wednesday blog post
- See how many bullet points you an end with the word “post”
- Most of all …. HAVE FUN! (post)