Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Flash: In Which Some Background Info On The Grokulator's Crew Is Gained

Sonneteer's note: this is the ninth installment of my sonnet-by-sonnet summary of a larger work, The Interstellar Feller, to be released sometime next year. To see the story so far, check out Part the Oneth here, Part the Twoth here, Part the Threeth here, part the Fourth here, Part the Fiveth here, Part the Sexieth here, Part the Seventhuth here and Part the Octthhhh here.

What would Mac Tonnies say were he to learn
How right he'd always been about those who
Have shared our Earth with us thru ev'ry turn
Upon its axis? I most surely do
Assure you that 'twas these, the cacogens,
Who ply their mistress with space smelling-salts
Who did so, in and out of time. Not friends
But neither foes were they, just made their halts,
Between trips in the Grokulator's hold,
Within Mount Shasta, where they kept their watch
Not on us, as we think but on the cold
Deeps of the night sky until that time when
The Grokulator'd make a trip again.


  1. Nice. Loving the sonnets. Is this the end of this tale or more to come?

  2. Hey, leigh - no, there's lots more to come! This is a summary version of a whole mock-epic I'm working on in ottava rima


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