I hope you all had a nice 4th of July or Wednesday for those of you not in the U.S. I had a pretty relaxing time.
Late in the day on Tuesday I wrote a sequel to a pretty funny Ficlet titled Hungover Impeding Ferret-Related Apocalypse. The original story had the protagonist waking in his office disoriented and ended with a guy changing into his office saying “Aliens are threatening to destroy Earth if they can’t speak to my ferret. And I’ve lost him.” As soon as I read that line I had to continue the story. My Ficlet is called It’s Always Canada and you can read it here:
It’s Always Canada
“Have you checked his office?” I said, removing the current issue of Mad Magazine from my forehead.
“Come again?” answered Seth, my brother, and information getter.
“Your ferret,” I replied. “Have looked for him in his office?”
“Hadn’t thought of that,” said Seth, rubbing the back of his scrawny pale neck. “Where’s his office again?”
“I’m surprised you don’t even know where your own pet’s office is,” I said, pointing to the tall closet in the corner near the window. “And don’t look at me like that. He likes it in there. Says it helps him concentrate.”
Seth slowly opened the closet door, finding Sammy staring intently at the stress ball that I had given him a few Christmases past. Only now did I remember the ball was a miniature globe.
“How’s it going buddy?” said Seth nervously.
Sammy did not look up.
“There’s some aliens asking for you,” Seth continued, his voice trailing.
Sammy shot a glance at me then back to the ball and it all became clear.
“It’s Canada,” I said, reaching for my pistol.
So far it has been a big hit, being read 29 times and rated 6 times for an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars. If you enjoy this, another writer has continued the story and you can read that here.
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