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Jul 5, 2013

Times Gone By Part 2

Category: Star Cats
Posted by: weedles

 

 I was tapped awake by a primitive pitch-fork.

"What er ya doin' in me farm!"a stranger to me asked. I, still trying to remember how I even got here, could not answer, "Oh yeah mmm...I must 'ave hired a lazy folk, now get ta work!  When I hired you, Mickey, I thought I had a good hand!" The farmer said leaving.

"Mickey?" I wondered, what in the world was this weird ol' farmer talking about?

     "Um," I said, I really couldn't afford to waste my life in the past  (being called "Mickey" the whole time), "I'm from the future and would like to return home.  My home is in the stars where we can fly among the skies," I all blabbered at once, forgetting that if you get flung into the past (which happens a lot on my ship, The Cat-Nip,) you are not to meow a word of it. I couldn't help it though.  How was I, Shtankadoodle, to get home if i didn't blabber about it?

     "Yep, had a lot of folk tell me that through out the years," the farmer said.

I rudely cut the old farmer off, "Really? You have?" I gasped, this was going to be far easier than ever!

     "Yep, and I tell every single one of dem to stop drinking their father's moonshine and start to actually work. Now get!" Said the worn. old farmer, pointing to the field.

"Wha!?" I said in confusion.

The farmer pointed at the field saying only a single word, "Plow".

I scratched at the ground as the old farmer rode a small mule that pulled a plower across the giant field. Trot, trot, trot went the farmer ahead of me.  The farmer had said that you had to earn the fancy plower with hard work, and until then, you had to use your own claws.

"How could such a primitive place ever supply the necessary supplies to get me back to my own time?" I thought.  I stood up to think about all possible escape routes, but before I had an answer the farmer came up to me.

"Get back to work you good for nuttin'!  No breaks. Only work!!!Got that, Mickey?!" the farmer yelled at me.  It was very often when captains of starships had stress-fur (stressful) days, but this was insane.  I sighed, but then it clicked, and suddenly, I had a crazy solution!

I ran up ahead to the crazy old farmer, huffing and puffing.  It really didn't help when you had a heavy fur coat on in the middle of (the insanely hot) summer.  However the farmer had one on too, except that he was riding a mule.

"What's your name?" I asked the crazy old farmer when I finally caught up with him.  I had heard somewhere that my grandfather was a scientist. He only owned a farm to fool people. (Of course I still didn't know what time I was in, so it didn't help much--it was just a wild guess).

"Why do ya care, you buffoon? Now, Mickey, if you stop one more time, yer fired!! Remember, NO BREAKS...ONLY WORK!" He shouted to me.  

"This was going to be hopeless," I thought, but then I read his collar. It read "Farmer Scratchadoodle".

To be continued in "Times Gone by Part 3".

 

 

 

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