The Grand Tour (L/S1/E1/I5)

(Last Updated On: January 30, 2017)

Amanda: “Get up you bunch of slothy bums!” Amanda yelled without a qualm,
“It’s time to get to to work, you two!”
She yelled over the ship’s intercom.

Blayze and Pandora arose groggily,
And stepped onto the cold metal floor.
Blayze chuckled inside himself,
Seeing Pandora’s bad-hair-war.
But a few minutes later her shredlocks were tamed,
And they stepped out into the foyer.
And standing there was Dex Cramer,
Today’s liaison for their employer.
He was the one who helped Pandora
On the bridge the day before.
And he would be the one to give them
Their new home’s grand tour.

Dex: “Morning you two, how did you sleep?”

Pandora: “Not very shallow and not very deep.”

Dex: “Well at least it wasn’t bad,
Am I right?
Let’s start your tour off today
With something you might like.”

And so Dex took them on a whirlwind tour
Of their new home, The Magnus Canis.
She was a complicated assortment of parts.
Custom built to help their chances.
Blayze was amazed by all that he saw,
And Pandora agreed as well.
The ship seemed to have infinite stories.
And stories Dex was ready to tell!

He’d pass by an object and tell them how,
This saved his life when he was in The Manchuri Canal.
Our how that gizmo helped him escape,
Hundreds of Gryve’s forces, and how their jaws did gape.

But then Dex came to the heart of it all.
The Engine, Model X20, Known as The Grand Mall.

Pandora couldn’t help herself, and hugged the amazing device.
Blayze smiled at her enthusiasm, and Dex said,

Dex: “Wait til’ you see what’s inside.
I did a lot of work on ol’ Mally too.
She can run off any fuel in the universe.
Even off stale old wood glue!
But I only have three feeder systems,
Amanda’s kind of a cheapskate.
I keep telling her we need options for fuel!
Especially as of late.”

Pandora: “The Vampiric Feeder system saved our life yesterday.
Hopefully Amanda can see that, you can show her the way.”

Dex: “Yeah, but-”

Suddenly Dex was cut off.
The alarm system sounded,
And James was ticked off!
The one from yesterday,
Who’d lowered a rope,
And the one who’d called Amanda an “Idiot Dope.”
He yelled through the intercom
For all to hear,

James: “Gryvian ship popped out of nowhere.
It’s a 320 Sphere!
He’s got some big time munitions,
And he’s comin’ over!”

Amanda’s voice pierced the intercom.

Amanda: “Operation Red Rover!”

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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