Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Authors Note: This is my 400th post; it all started on 30th April 2005, and ever since then, the Enterprise has been trawling through space encountering all sorts of people and problems.
To celebrate this event, we will have an imaginary story, away from the regular sphere of things.
On 15th March, I was asked to name five bloggers who I would take along on a desert island. Those I chose were: Ciera Nic Miss Cellania Nurse Ratched and Secret Squirrel
Ciera is a friend who I've really got to know in the time I've had my Journal. Nic is one of my closest blogfriends. She and I must write in tandem as she is celebrating her 400th post as well. Say congrats to her as well!
In the imaginary story that follows, Captain Picard and the above are stranded on the island....
"Well don't look at me" said Secret Squirrel, "I haven't a clue what to do!"
"I thought you might have a few suggestions" I asked her, "You seem a very practical person."
"Hardly!" she replied with a hint of sarcasm. Everyone seemed to be looking towards me.
"You're the Captain." Ciera reminded me, "You are supposed to get us off this island."
I noticed that I had a cut finger; this must have occured when we arrived. I indicated this to Nurse Ratched. She sighed and put a band-aid on it.
"You big baby!" she commented quietly.
I groaned. This wouldn't have happened had Beverly been here with me.
"So what are we going to do?" asked Nic, "We have no food and water. There's hardly going to be a McDonald's here."
"Why not?" replied Miss Cellania with a laugh, "They are everywhere else."
Ciera walked up to me and led me away from the others.
"Look, Jean-Luc" she said quietly, "The rest of the women are looking to you for leadership. You need to give them tasks."
I agreed, and went back to them.
"Ladies." I started, "If we want to get off the island, we are each going to have to work. Nurse Ratched, you will be looking after medical supplies, Squirrel, you will collect any debris or items we need, Nic, you set up camp with anything they pick, Ciera, you can hunt for food, and Miss.."
"Can I be the Morale Officer?" jumped in Miss Cellania, "This duck goes into a bar and..."
"No." I reply quickly, "Perhaps after we've set up camp; you can help Ciera with the hunting."
"What are YOU going to be doing, Captain?" asks Nurse Ratched sharply.
"Err.." I reply, "I shall be overseeing and co-ordinating the operation from a central viewpoint to make sure it has an optimum effect."
"In other words, nothing" says Nic quietly to Ciera. Everybody laughs.
"Just before you go." Miss Cellania pipes up, "Three women apply for a job, a brunette, a redhead and a blonde..."
"Later!" I tell her.
After a few hours, the women start returning.
"I've assessed all the medical equipment we have." says Nurse Ratched, "We have six band-aids and one bandage. Try not to hurt your finger again."
"There are a few planks of wood." Squirrel lets us know, "We might be able to build a small raft, or a good camp. We found an old axe, so we can chop trees as well."
"That looks great." comments Nic, "We should do really well once those trees are chopped."
Why is she looking at me?
Ciera and Miss Cellania run back excitedly.
"There's someone else on this island!" Ciera mentions almost breathlessly.
"Yes" continues Miss Cellania, "It looks like there are Others on the island. A whole group!"
"Where are The Others?" asks Nic.
"I think they heard us." Ciera tells us, "They could be coming this way."
"Stand by to defend yourselves!" I say, "We don't know how hostile they may be."
We hear the forest twigs cracking, and a group of figures emerge from the trees.
Now I KNOW we are Lost!
I'd like to thank everyone who has visited my Journal over the last 400 posts, those who have commented, especially those in my bloglist. Besides the above, they are: Tammy Linda A True Jersey Girl Bernard Chan Better Safe Than Sorry Black Widow Dari Donovan Craziequeen Curmudgeon Darth Nepharia Dragonflyfilly Eastcoastlife Ellee Seymour Empress Bee Erifia Apoc Fickin Chingers Five Minutes For Mom Florence Friday's Child Heather Nicole InterstellarLass Is Anything Truly Random? Jaime H Jana Jen's Horde Jim McKee Jon, Intergalactic Gladiator J Ranae Oneida Kellyology Lady Wyntir Lahdeedah Lois Lane Lori Mimi Meow Merlyn Gabriel Michele Minerva Mistress Of The Dark Mrs Mogul Nettie Nightingale Osquer Padme Amidala Pantha Panthergirl Paperback Writer Petite Anglaise Petroville Professor Xavier Raehan Ribbiticus SciFiChick Shelley Siskenyon Sqt Summer Dawn O'Ciardha Table For Five Susan Tara Lynn Johnson Terminatrix Titania Starlight TNChick Trying To Catch Up Vampirella Windwhisperer