Red Rover (L/S1/E1/I6)

(Last Updated On: January 30, 2017)

The Shields went up And so did James,
To the ship’s single gunner port.
Blayze went to the bridge and Pandora stayed with Dex
Their situation they needed to sort.

Amanda watched with Blayze on the bridge,
As they noted the tiny craft approaching.

Amanda: “320 Sphere? Really Gryve?
Why do you have to be encroaching?”

Blayze: “I’ve read about theses. Sphere’s are small.
But their weapons are super-powered.”

Amanda: “I hope he’s just going to skirt around us.
Or our situation will have soured.”

Just then they received a call
And Amanda answered and said:

Amanda: “Turn around, 320 Sphere,
Or else you will be dead.”

The Gryvian troop didn’t laugh or mock.
He simply told them this.

Gryvian Troop: “You are tresspassing on Gryvian space.
You will receive justice.”

The next thing they knew, The 320 Sphere
Moved to attack position.
It fired shots from it’s oversized,
320 Vampiric Cannon.
They hit the ship and rocked it hard
Taking shields down to 82%
It seemed this little Gryvian pitbull
On destruction was hell-bent.

James returned fire but the ship was fast,
Augmented by it’s vampiric drive.
The Sphere was not simply being driven.
It was practically alive.
It Jumped and dodged James’ shots left and right,
Then Amanda called down below.

Amanda: “We have to do something, Dex and Pandora!
Use your brains! Let’s go!”

Pandora looked at Dex, and Dex back at her,
And in a moment, they began to smile.

Dex: “A Digital Combine, Sealed in some tape!”

Pandora: “And we send it a Phantom file!!”

They got to work quickly,
Attaching wires to parts,
The ship took two more hits,
And out flew sparks,
As Dex welded The combine
Pandora wrapped it in tape,
And they loaded a file on it,
That would do something great.

They ran to the gunner port,
And loaded their gizmo inside,
An old compressed air gun,
Dex beamed with pride.
James looked in disgust.

James: “Just fire the dang thing!”

Pandora activated the trigger,
And their toy began to sing.
It shot out into space, and began to track,
For Digital Vampiric signals,
And it found no lack.
The signal given off
by The Sphere’s Vampiric weapon,
Called to the gizmo like a light to a moth,
And forward the combine was beckoned.

A few moments later
It stuck to the hull,
And in an instant,
it’s weapon dulled.

Amanda: “Quickly, Dex!
That button there!”

Dex pushed the button,
And a green gel was bared.
It stretched from the ship,
And wrapped around the Sphere.
And began pulling it in.

Amanda: “How’s that for fear!?
This little troop’s gonna tell us his lies!
Good work team,
You all win a prize.
We’ll get some very expensive secrets from him!
And sell ’em to the Feds!
Man! This is such a win!”

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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