Never Better

Photo by: Al Forbes

Long range starship SS Wombat stopped at a gas giant to refuel. Dipping into the thick atmosphere to collect hydrogen, the ship rolled and porpoised like a seaborne vessel. As the ship rocked, Terrance’s samplings of exotic ales in their glasses swished from side-to-side, making him nauseous. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the worst of it.

Since the crew often worked in zero-gee, all owned powered gecko-boots that kept the crew attached to the deck. Shortly after Terrance exited the shower and slipped into his boots, their batteries failed, leaving him stuck and unable to open them.

Of course, the tech who arrived to rescue him was Suzannah. Rumor had it she’d slept with every man aboard…except Terrance. Feeling left out, he’d tried for months to get her in the sack, but with no luck.

There he was naked, looking the fool, and Suzannah couldn’t help but laugh.

Terrance was mortified. “Do you mind? This is embarrassing enough.”

“Oh relax,” said Suzannah. Her eyes settled on his pubic area. “I’ve seen worse.”

Her patronizing assessment crushed him. His chances with her had gone from nil to naught.

“Then again,” she continued, offering him a lascivious smile. “I’ve never seen better.”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction:

Author’s Notes:

Having just few words (200) to work with, I couldn’t explain Gecko-Boots in detail. Recently, science finally figured out how geckos can walk up walls, even glass. It’s amazing science involving microscopic hairs that employ the Van Der Waals force. Lots of techogadgets are getting developed using this new discovery. For me, I immediately thought this would be great in zero gravity boots. Here’s an article about the new “Gecko Tech.”

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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11 Responses to Never Better

  1. Susan says:

    Isn’t technology grand?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Joy Pixley says:

    I understood the Gecko boots in context, even without the extra explanation, but that was interesting too. Poor Terrance, what a terrible position to find himself in! Even if it seems like it might have turned things in the right direction for him after all.

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  3. James says:

    Apparently, poor Terrance lacks what every other male on ship seems to possess, Gecko boots notwithstanding.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Lyn says:

    I think he’d be nuts to consider entertaining her. She’s nothing but a fickle floozy 😀

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Poor Terrance got no game…but then, he did 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. athling2001 says:

    Ah, so coy. Least he will have something good happen in his day.

    Liked by 1 person

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