The G-drive folded space to ninety gees.
The polariser hummed its loud dissent.
Yet not one drop of coffee did I spill;
Or notice this miraculous event.
I never knew what kind of expertise
Kept “Down” remaining steady toward the floor;
I merely docked my cup and dialled “Fill,”
Relaxed, and settled down to drink some more.
I never had a moment of unease;
The J-drive took us supra-light, no doubt;
I only heard the Newman engine shrill,
Until the power levels evened out.
But one false move by someone, while I yawn,
And half a microsecond, I’d be gone.
This sonnet is part of a short sequence; click here to read it all:
Um…yeah. That dock for your coffee cup? That was the cube input for the Neumann drive.
And why did they have to make that thing look so much like a cup holder?!
For the same reason they hid the “The” button. Evil, I tell ya!
And it says right here that if you press the “the” button the “any” key will appear….
I am so confused. I just downloaded the internet, and I’ve no place to put it.
It was a fine use of “Common speech”. Nicely done.
I did enjoy writing this one.
I do love my science and my fiction generously combined. Makes we want to write more about Nathan and company.
Don’t forget the Squigglys! They need some more writing, too!!
I think I shall write more about them soon
Very nice, and I love the humor. Of course captain Kirk was most concerned about his coffee :-)
quite true, yes.
this was great fun to write.
There is… A draft called “The day I almost died…” Not a sonnet. And… I have in the back of my mind, a notion to weave it into a short (or possibly rather long) story…..