Journal Entry #30 “Daddy Issues”

(Last Updated On: October 19, 2017)

I’ve been working like a crazy man, lately! But racking up those hours is awesome. 🙂 Still, I’ve been able to write and keep up semi-regular posts. Bear with me over the next couple weeks, and I’ll try to keep them coming. 🙂

Kay Cee and I went to Waffle House for a super early breakfast before my shift began at 5 AM. Sometimes I forget how good an All Star Breakfast can be to start the day, Especially with country ham!

This is what I wrote today from The World of Laktia (Sci-Fi)

6 – Daddy Issues

Jarvis: “You are all to immediately stand down
Under federal galactic law.”

Commander Canine took a step forward with his hands behind his back
And the firm set of his jaw.

Jarvis: “James Washington, you’re wanted
For illegal tech repair,
And medical medical malpractice in the ancillary system
Of Telvani Surgair.
“Dex Cramer, you’re also wanted for illegal tech repair.
Vampiric activities and more.”

He then turned his attention,
To Pandora and said:

Jarvis: “This is not in our primary system.
Give her a scan, Mr. Zedd.”

Pandora cowered beneath the scan,
Like an animal who was small.

Mr. Zedd: “Nothing Sir.”

Jarvis: “Good then, aiding and abetting is all.”

Then Commander Jarvis,
Turned his attention to Blayze.

Jarvis: “Blayze Hallack, you are wanted
For petty crimes in the Silvani Trace,
Illegal Tech repair, and… Wait. What’s this?”

Jarvis looked long and hard at his screen

Jarvis: “Undisclosed War Crimes in the Silvani war,”

His gaze looked confused and mean.

Jarvis: “I fought in the Silvani war, young man.
You’ll be dealt with appropriately.”

Then the Commander turned his attention,
To Amanda-

Jarvis: “Interesting to see-
What kind of friends you’ve fallen in with-
Amanda. Can we talk?”

Amanda folder her arms and stared a stare-
As if she’d throw him out an airlock-
If she got the slightest chance.

Amanda: “Jump in a black hole, dad!”

Tears welled up inside her eyes-
She was getting so very mad.

Amanda: “Anything you have to say to me,
You can say it to my friends!
They have stuck with me always,
And they’ll stick with me to the end!”

Dex: “Unless selling her out,
Get’s me some time off.”

Jarvis: “Amanda Canine, I’ve told you-
I will not tolerate these stand-offs!
Separate them all for questioning and then-
We’ll get to the bottom this,
This little ITR mission.”

So considering Dex and James (Kind of the outlaws of the group) have less to answer for than the others, They have some amazing stuff to answer for! Stay tuned to Thursdays for more ITR shenanigans.

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Joshua David Ling
Joshua David Ling is a lifelong storyteller with a passion for adventurous and heart-warming stories. His style has been called a combination of Joss Whedon and Hans Christian Andersen. He has written hundreds of rhyming stories and serials since he began his publishing company, Rhyme And Space in 2014. And he has been involved with public speaking, entertainment, and storytelling since 2001 at the age of 11. Growing up in Alpharetta, GA, Joshua was homeschooled by his mother and father, and helped homeschool his 4 siblings. He currently resides in Augusta, GA, with his wife Kay Cee and Daughter Hazel, where he maintains a rigorous writing schedule, social media presence, and partnership with Fellowship And Fairydust blog and magazine. Joshua is available for: Performances and Public Speaking, Freelance writing, Freelance Graphics and Media, and more.

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