THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 62
…There is no use in sitting around and doing nothing. Let’s go out and earn our per diem…
“I wonder which one of us would be considered the UFO,” Celeste muses
“From a pure Martian perspective, it is “their” planet right, I would think that both of us would considered
Unidentified; I can’t read their markings or they, ours.”
In a just-in-case moment of weakness, Celeste has set-to chronicling this whole drama for the sake of posterity. If it comes down to the sad scenario of NASA coming upon them too late, at least they will be able to share in their final moments, complete with the tearful goodbyes.
“Marco Polo would sure have liked having visual evidence of the Far East, instead of being railroaded by the Holy Roman Catholic Church. Did you know that they accused him of heresy?”
“Which is one of the reasons that Catholicism only exists in a shrinking number of mostly 3rd world countries. You can’t fool all the people all the time.” The God-fearing commander of Earth-on-Mars is full of perspective, seeing that without a relationship with the Creator, they would truly be lost. “What do you say Mrs. McKinney? Should we see if those new pressure suits fit—–you know, nose around a bit?”
Ever since ancient astronomers had deemed Mars a undisputed planetary neighbor, there has been speculation about whether there is life on the so-called Red Planet. It has become readily apparent, here in 2030, there is concrete evidence of intelligent life. That it may be from elsewhere in the Universe would be a tad humbling, if it were not for the fact that whoever sent this intergalactic machine here, were/are not infallible, if not forgetful or careless.
“There is no use in sitting around and doing nothing. Let’s go out and earn our per diem.”
“…Which consists of an exclusive ground level suite at the Mothership Hilton and a lunch voucher to spend at the Little Green Man Café; can’t beat that with stick?”
THE RETURN TRIP