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Poke it with a stick

“Hey! Hey come and check this out!”

The others came flying over as fast as they could manage.

“What is it?”

“Hard to say really…”

Gerald looked flummoxed. Was flummoxed. That much was obvious.

“…probably nothing”

The sudden attention had taken him off guard. Gerald wanted to sound smart, but unfortunately, wasn’t.

“Eww, it’s all weird and blue” said one of the others, unhelpfully.

“Poke it with something!” said another.

Gerald gave it a poke.

“Whoops!”

The thing deflated. The others groaned. Gerald sighed.

“OH MY GOD! WHAT IS THAT!?” came a terrified voice from behind.

They turned to look but it was too late.

The planet imploded.

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“Hey! Hey come and check this out!”

The others came flying over as fast as they could manage.

“What is it?”

“Hard to say really…”

Ger-Ald looked flummoxed. Was flummoxed. That much was obvious.

“…probably nothing”

The sudden attention had taken it off guard. Ger-Ald wanted to sound smart, but unfortunately, wasn’t.

“Eww, it’s all weird and blue” said one of the others, unhelpfully.

“Poke it with something!” said another.

Ger-Ald gave it a poke.

“Whoops!”

The thing deflated. The others groaned. Ger-Ald sighed.

“What about this one!?” came an excited voice from behind. “It’s got rings!”

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The Belligerent Optimist

The Belligerent Optimist

Sociologist, Social Entrepreneur, Sci-Fi nerd.