Ye Olde Ennui (Carrot Ranch Rodeo Contest #2)

“Space: the midlife-crisis frontier.”

“Oh, Nose Bender, you were as bored as I.”

The long-faced android spared 1.356 seconds on his companion before returning to navigation.

“Not that we’ve seen much diversion,” the human assented, “But-”

*Pew!* *Whoosh!* A flash of light and jarring of stabilizers drew both to the porthole. There, defying taste and physics, wobbled a space-worthy Merchantman.

“Avast, ye dogs!” cackled over their speakers. “I be the Heartbreak Kid. Prepare to be-”

Android and man exchanged glances.

“…Thee next contestant on ‘The Plank is Right!'”

“It appears, Captain Bodacious,” his companion noted, “You have your diversion.”


Typed and entered for Carrot Ranch‘s third Rodeo Contest: pirate game show with three specific bull names. I’m not sure why they were also in space, but why not add one more thing to 99 words?

©2019 Chelsea Owens

10 thoughts on “Ye Olde Ennui (Carrot Ranch Rodeo Contest #2)

  1. Violet Lentz November 30, 2019 / 1:55 pm

    This was a silly prompt and you pulled it off so well. Does that make you a silly girl? 🥰

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  2. D. Wallace Peach December 1, 2019 / 8:30 am

    What a prompt! I’d say you met the challenge. And made me laugh too. Happy December, Chelsea.

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    • Chelsea Owens December 1, 2019 / 10:18 am

      Thanks! This was my favorite of the bunch. 🙂


  3. H.R.R. Gorman December 2, 2019 / 7:53 am

    I love the space theme! This challenge was so, so ridiculously hard.

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  4. Lisa Bradshaw December 2, 2019 / 8:51 am

    Hahahaha.. love the lightheartedness of mid life crisis.. 😉

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