Monday, July 26, 2010


In the game of Star Chase to the Moon only some will return. Others could very well not.

Tiny Tink's assent was very successful. She was elated and felt quite giddy.

Alas, her dive! Into the Isaev Crater naked.

Scrub her return.



Story Copyright
© 2010 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

Picture from Susan's blog, Stony River,

Check over at Susan's blog, Stony River, for more microfiction Monday! They should read quickly because our requirement is 140 characters or less.


Notes:
1. For a list of the Moon's craters with names, click here.
2. Scrub: (aerospace engineering) To cancel a scheduled firing, either before or during countdown.

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15 Comments:

At Sunday, July 25, 2010 7:15:00 PM, Blogger Sylvia K said...

Fun, different take on the pic of the day. Always interesting to read each week the different takes on the same pic! Have a great week, Jim!

Sylvia

 
At Sunday, July 25, 2010 8:00:00 PM, Blogger Peggy said...

Good one, so different and clever Jim.
See you next time.

 
At Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:23:00 PM, Blogger Pat said...

Oh, to rise so high, only to crash and burn...the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

Well done, Jim.

 
At Monday, July 26, 2010 1:32:00 AM, Blogger BECKY said...

Hi Jim! Another great story. It's always so fun to read the different ways our minds work!

 
At Monday, July 26, 2010 2:37:00 AM, Blogger John's comments said...

You've got to have a winner to make a story and you do! Mine is about the Higgs boson. What, you don't read theoretical quantum particle physics? As far as I understand, the problem is that if the universe was a can of baked beans then picking it up ( the can, not the universe) suggests that only one bean in the can. But when you open it,( yes, the can) it’s full, So a Higgs boson is the way of trying to explain this difference. Simple really. Oh, if you want a proper explanation one is here. But that's why you need my metaphor machine microfiction.

 
At Monday, July 26, 2010 2:50:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

Ah, the ups and downs of life. Nice one :-)

 
At Monday, July 26, 2010 3:00:00 AM, Blogger MorningAJ said...

Ouch! What a way to go!

 
At Monday, July 26, 2010 3:51:00 AM, Blogger Ellie said...

Great take on the picture, and a science lesson as well. Loved it!

Have a wonderful week.

 
At Monday, July 26, 2010 6:47:00 AM, Blogger SouthLakesMom said...

My b-in-law HATES launch scrubs -- he covers space for central florida radio. All the way out to the cape. Sit. SIt. Sit. Sit. Scrub. Go home. Sigh.

 
At Monday, July 26, 2010 12:45:00 PM, Blogger Mama Badger said...

I almost went a similar route! This was a nice break from the rather serious tones this week.

 
At Monday, July 26, 2010 2:38:00 PM, Blogger SparkleFarkle said...

Nothing quite like a giddy Tink Tink! Enjoyed your "take"!

P.S. Directions to my place. See you there?

 
At Monday, July 26, 2010 5:48:00 PM, Blogger hope said...

This one has sent us all in a million different directions...wow!

 
At Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:11:00 PM, Blogger Susan at Stony River said...

What a game -- and what a place to land poor thing --

I'm feeling kind of like that myself, these days...

 
At Tuesday, July 27, 2010 10:02:00 PM, Blogger Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/07/25/thursday-poets-rally-week-25-poetry-awards/

I added your name,
no big deal for me...

in general,
participants come first,
then fresh poets who follow me a few times, then they will be added on,
then those poets who are inactive but contributed for a long time in the past,
then some friends who are poets and are my blogger followers....

lots of people to consider, never meant to hurt anyone.
Cheers!

 
At Friday, July 30, 2010 10:53:00 AM, Blogger BECKY said...

Hey Jim! Thanks for your comments on my blog! Sorry about the "girly" contest prizes, but 99% of my followers are women, and I never get comments from men, except on my memes! If you'd like to be entered, I'll throw your name into the hat! (are you a follower? I forgot to check!)

 

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