The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence


Planetary Explorers

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“Happy, there is a fluctuation in the power runners on the port side, what is going on,” I asked my Engineer.

The ship, knowing who Happy was and where he was, channeled my inquiry through the Communications Platform to Happy Joe Dertzey’s, in engineering.

Why did we call him happy? No clue, he is actually a grumpy old, ornery cuss.




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T. Mark Mangum

T. Mark Mangum

For the serious reader. Short, compelling fiction for the serious reader. I use Imagination, wonder, and surprise to create my tales. Please Enjoy reading them.

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