Apollo 19 – The Story So Far …..

Two space travellers from Africa are on a mission to help humanity by doing what they can from the depths of space. Commander Pilletjie Plaatjies and Navigator Stilletjie Jantjies operate the Apollo 19 craft as it hurtles through the universe on the lookout for people and other entities to help and share ideas with. Earth is fast shooting itself in the foot so to speak and in the near future, many animal and plant species will no longer be available for future generations to see and touch. Solutions are needed to protect and conserve what is still living on Planet Earth.

The afronauts have spent many many hours together in the close confines of their space craft, this has led to the development of a  sometimes  wordless form of communication between them. Almost before it is said, Commander Plaatjies will reprogram the co-ordinates for a new destination as Navigator Jantjies expertly plots their course. 

Encountering frightening creatures from other worlds that find it difficult not to gnash their teeth in a menacing fashion, the intrepid pioneers deal with these encounters in their calm and calculated manner developed from years of self-preservation and meals of breyani and pap snoek. Pap snoek being a favoured fish dish from their beloved home city of Cape Town.

This Short Story entitled Apollo 19 – The Story So Far ….. is copyrighted to the author, Simon J Tatt. No persons may reproduce any part of the story in any way for the purposes of financial gain or for any other reasons without the express permission of Simon J Tatt. Law 6785/67 of the Intrinsic Writers Code of 2009 protects the above mentioned work and any infringement thereof will result in a fine of $20 000 and/or a jail term of between 5 and 7 years in a Peruvian gaol.


~ by Simon Tatt on May 13, 2010.

One Response to “Apollo 19 – The Story So Far …..”

  1. Waiting for more. Exceptionally frikken funny!

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