THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 240

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THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 240

#Stay with us Celeste# whispers Cerella into her subconscious, #we are approaching their time-stem 2051.075. Once inside the ship, we have .0003 to rectify the faults in their propulsion system. You will be but partially visible to them#

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In the fractional-seconds it takes for the Eridanian mental connection to insert their irregular pentagonal confluence into the Stellar Explorer’s timestem, Celeste sees her entire life, after the day she became pregnant with Deke and before her arrival on Eridanus, passing before the cinema of her mind.

#Stay with us Celeste# whispers Cerella into her subconscious, #we are approaching their time-stem 2051.075. Once inside the ship, we have .003 to rectify the faults in their propulsion and remove them from their timeplot. You will be but partially visible to them and unable to verbally communicate. Project a reassuring pose and attempt to place a thought in their minds that will lead them to believe that it is you that they see and that the Eridanian technicians mean them no harm#

After being stranded on Mars, resigned to life inside an alien spacecraft on that barren planet, being whisked away on that ship for fifty million-million mile five year trip to parts unknown, and ultimately re-resigning yourself to life without ever seeing your children again, what a true miracle this is.

  • Never look a gift-horse in the mouth
  • If the shoe fits, wear it
  • Do not tempt the fickle finger of fate
  • Seeing is believing & the proof is in the pudding

The above earthly wisdom is apt and is worth the heeding.

From the stark darkness of the Black Frontier to the dim artificial light of the Stellar Explorer, the second known meeting between an Eridanian expedition and the people from Earth takes place on Earth’s home field. At a point ten million miles short of the very point in space (Mars) which effectively put an end to Eridanus’ conventional space travel, within eyeshot of that round-red-jinx, a miracle is about to be consummated.

#They are about to exceed the SOL threshold#, one of the technically trained expedition-ists thinks aloud.


THE RETURN TRIP

Episode 240


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Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #70

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Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #70

… Proof, they say, is in the pudding. Willy Campbell may well have to adjust his preconceived notions of his own son…

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Business complete, with an accepted invitation making a completed party of eight for breaded veal and gravy, John Ferrell, Herb Love and Willy Campbell enter the house. The door to Ziggy’s den is ajar, allowing the trio to peek in. They listen, as a normally mute Alfrey asks an endless parade of questions.

“I’d like him to learn cigar makin’ that eager,” Willy muses to Herbert. “I’m thinkin’ that him bein’ the runt of the bunch makes him a po worker. Hosea does twice the work Alfrey does.”

“Hosea is a man, Willy,” Love rebukes, “and beside that, what does physical stature have to do with the measure of a person!” Herb Love cannot be sterner in making his point.

  Proof, they say, is in the pudding. Willy Campbell may have to adjust his preconceived notions of his own son. “We must be a’goin’ boy. God has blessed us seedinly. Much thanks to Doc Ziggy an we’ll on our way.”

“Not now, please!” Alfrrey Campbell implores.

“No, Willy,” states Herb Love, usurping a seldom used right, “we have been invited to stay the night at the Ferrells, Considering the late hour, our choices are few. But if the gooddoctor would agree, Alfrey may stay the night, if you approve.”

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  If Herbert were the ambassador to Spain, he would have talked them out of occupying Cuba, thereby changing the course of history; without the Spanish-American War, the United States may not have become globally imperialistic.

Ziggy nods his approval. Willy relents, leaving his son who is currently using the stethoscope on any and all subjects.

After a supper that would make a German chef jealous, just two adult visitors and their host retire to Hillside Estate, just as the setting sun dips below the tree line, glowing dimly all the way.


Alpha Omega M.D.

Episode #70


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