Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Meteor Shower!

Dame Ordinal announced that a meteor shower would commence over Caledon Perenelle and, the implication was, would continue until the land was entirely terraformed.

Dame Ordinal works in mysterious ways, and one had the impression that these meteors did not develop in the heavens. Curious, I jumped in the Steamray and set out for Perenelle.

Much damage had already been done to the island by the time I arrived. Another metor fell as I was making my first pass over the island, its yellow flame lighting the night sky.

Another landed on the pier, which appeared to be the only surviving man-made object on Perenelle. I landed for a closer look. Indeed, the metallic rock was still nearly molten when I arrived.

It then occurred to me that a meteor hitting the Steamray would do it - and, by extension, me - no good whatsoever. At that moment, I left for Eyre at full speed, leaving Perenelle to Mother Nature's - or Dame Ordinal's - wrath.


Nocti Heliosense said...

Oh no, an astronomical event in the skys of Caledon and I am unable to visit! (my computing engine still being out of service) I am glad you got away unharmed Miss Jameson, you are truly an intrepid journalist.

Kathy Jameson said...

Thank you for the kind words, Miss Heliosense! It is the Jameson family tradition to risk life, limb, and wrinkled garments to bring you all the Unbelievable Yet True events throughout Caledon... or at least the ones we stumble across without too much effort.

May your Engine receive speedy repairs!

hba said...

Ye Gods! I have been planning to set up a telescope on my land as two weeks ago I had heard that a huge comet was to be passing close to my land - I hope these are not fragments of it. And I hope my land does not share the same fate!

Rhianon Jameson said...

With Miss Malaprop, one never knows how localized these phenomena might be!