See here for my intro to what I’m doing this month. Check the bottom of the post for links to other people that are participating on their own blogs.

Five Random Words:

  • approbation
  • rinses
  • mooching
  • parody
  • iterations

Free Association:

  • Weird Al Yankovic
  • funny
  • humorous
  • Prince
  • not allowed
  • denied
  • forbidden
  • fruit
  • apple
  • apple of my eye
  • vision
  • lasik
  • glasses
  • progressive lenses
  • sunglasses
  • transition lenses
  • blinding orb in the sky
  • Sun
  • Sol
  • Solar System
  • star system
  • FTL travel
  • teleportation
  • physics
  • Einstein
  • relativity
  • relatives
  • cousins
  • Poison Pinto
  • pinto
  • beans
  • not in chili


Captain Malarin braced himself on the bridge with feet spread wide and balance perfectly centered. He refused to use the padded captain’s chair or even hold on to a railing when preparing for a jump. He felt it was a sign a weakness to use such assistance in front of the crew. “Weakness leads to mutiny,” his father had always told him.

His father should know, since he mutinied against his own captain back in the day. Then proceeded to put down three more after he’d taken over his own ship.

Now it was Malarin’s turn to show strength and prowess in front of the crew. He surveyed the officers at their stations to assure himself all checks were being performed. With a glance down at his tablet, he checked the numbers and status reports from the various departments. Everything showed green for their jump.

He gave the order. “Prepare for jump. Engage the Eglin Drive. Brace for transition into hyperspace.”

As the last order left his lips, everyone tightened their harnesses to keep them put.

Malarin swallowed hard as his ship, The Peaceful Bounty, changed shape and warped around the gravitational well in the center of the ship during the transition to hyperspace.

Other Participants:

Stace Johnson