That's Peculiar

by Compound Fracture
originally published at 06:20PM on Saturday, November 03, 2007

So there I am sitting on the patio taking a big pull on a brew when something passes across the sun. I look up, and there’s this huge parachute coming towards me. There’s some sort of pyramid-shaped thing hanging beneath it.

It’s really screaming down. I’m pretty sure whatever it’s carrying is going to be toast when all of a sudden there is a huge bang and it, I’m not kidding here, turns into a giant beach-ball-like thing. There’s a huge blast as some rocket motors shoot off, and the parachute drops the huge ball. Well, this ball comes bouncing down the street, right over top of my double-wide, and lands smack in the middle of my yard.

Ok, so I’m thinking, “That’s peculiar.”

As I’m watching, this big ball deflates, and there inside is the pyramid-shaped thing I saw. Well, would you believe me if I told you the little pyramid opens up. There is some kind of machine inside? Honest! What could I do? I took another big swig of beer, of course, and leaned back on my chair waiting to see what else would happen.




  • from Sailor Emo:


  • from White Hat:

    Someone screwed up a Pathfinder-style launch?
    Or did they?
    Questions I feel need answering.
    Sequels, anyone?