Lost


I first remembered where I was when I felt the vibration through the cold metal bed beneath me… how long I’d been out was anyone’s guess, but the stun-blaster caught me off guard.

So, here I am, on this ‘prison’ ship, many light-years from Earth, desperate for the loo, with a cracking headache and a small tingling blast mark just above my right hip, with a nice hole in my new shirt to boot.

I’ve no idea what happened to Petunia; she was with me when we entered this thing, but getting caught in blaster-fire is as sure a way as any to get separated.

What was that… oh, yes… we’ll need to find both Petunia and a way home, and in that order, if you don’t mind. Being from Earth means I don’t have any of the tyunyetz… sorry, tyunyitz, you use for payments here, but I do have a silver sovereign coin back home, which you can have when you get us there.

You’ll do it… great… so you’re Alglom Pakk… pleased to meet you… I’m Terence Trucker, but most people call me Truck… Truck the Traveller, although I doubt they’ll believe where I’ve ended up this time!



It’s another Six Sentence Story, a challenge hosted by Denise at Girlie on the Edge, where we are to write, as per the description, a six sentence story using a weekly prompt. This week, the word is truck, and I introduce a new character, Truck Trucker, Traveller!



21 responses to “Lost”

  1. Sue Dreamwalker avatar

    With all your Galactic travels and all of those friends from Outer Space and Inner Space… I doubt you will ever get Truly Lost Tom… Hope you find the Loo! 😉

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    1. Tom avatar

      That’s the thing, Sue, isn’t it? Wherever we are, lost or not, at some point, we will always need the loo! 😅

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      1. Sue Dreamwalker avatar

        Nature always calls 😄😆🤣

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  2. Spira avatar

    Not all who wander are lost.
    🌌

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    1. Tom avatar

      Very true, Nick. 🙂
      I think Truck Trucker is lost in this case, though! 😃

      Liked by 1 person

  3. ladysighs avatar

    Take me with you next time. I promise I won’t get lost.

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    1. Tom avatar

      OK, although my influence may be overpowering!

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      1. ladysighs avatar

        Thanks for the heads up!

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        1. Tom avatar

          🙂🙃🙂

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  4. Diane Henders avatar

    Uh-oh. Truck’s a long way from home!

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    1. Tom avatar

      He is! Just a bit, though, Diane… I’m sure he’ll be home soon! 🙂

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  5. clark avatar

    I’m in

    (screw tv and cable… the stuff we provide among ourselfs here, in the ‘sphere way more entertaining and fun)

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    1. Tom avatar

      We’re also more involved, Clark, which makes it even more interesting! 🙂

      Like

  6. Frank Hubeny avatar

    After getting light-years away I can see how he’s desperate for the loo. I wonder if he can trust Alglom Pakk.

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    1. Tom avatar

      I think he can trust him, Frank… from first impressions! The loo thing, however, is another issue! 🤣

      Liked by 1 person

  7. messymimi's meanderings avatar

    Let’s hope he has found a true ally. And, by now, the loo and Petunia.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tom avatar

      One can only hope, Mimi! 😉

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  8. GirlieOnTheEdge avatar

    I have a sneaky suspicion “they” will, Tom! A most enjoyable tale of Terence Trucker’s travails, lol
    Hope to see Mr. Tucker (and Petunia) in future stories.

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    1. Tom avatar

      We shall see if they return, Denise!
      Sometimes, the characters demand a return themselves!

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  9. europasicewolf avatar

    Lost in space…and in prison…hmm…this could take a turn for the worse Tom! And who knows whether bathrooms as we know them exist in this world 🌎 😏 Yes… definitely could get much worse before it gets better!!

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    1. Tom avatar

      The less thought given to that, the better, Icewolf! Ooh… must go! 🙂

      Like

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