“Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 35 “Zorollia Sparks its Demise”

The ragged remnants of the Opposite Party in Zorollia hijacked a Zortixian Spaceline flight from Zortixia City to the Zortixian city of Kloip. The Opposite Party hijackers landed the plane in the Zorollian province of Idididi ruled by the treacherous Kampoola who had distinguished himself through idiotic and cannibalistic acts. At one time he had challenged Redbeard to a cannibalistic contest of how many slug people they could consume. Redbeard cancelled this idiotic challenge. Redbeard had toyed with the idea of crushing Kampoola but had decided against such action. Kampoola may have been insane but he controlled a group of fanatically focused blackbooters. The Opposite Party was weak so why encourage destructive infighting. It would be deleterious to the Opposite Party and shatter the national image Redbeard had so carefully tied to inculcate. And one must not overlook Idididi was well endowed with huilio a fuel used for Zorollian spacecraft. Redbeard figured it was better to pander to the idiot and tolerate his outrageous behaviour with a smile for the meantime.

It was Kampoola that had given refuge to the skyjackers and on the rocket launching site his soldiers were encircling the spacecraft. Obviously the whole affair had been planned by the Zortixian exile community living in Idididi. They played on the incident as evidence that the Zortixians were intolerant of minority groups within their own planet. The skyjackers purported to be members of the Porko Liberation Movement (PLM) who declared those living in the Zortixian province of Grosso should be entitled to form their own nation. They claimed that the ancestors of the Grossians had settled the area long before the Zortixians had “colonized” it. They said the citizens of Grosso were obese and as a result the Zortixian nation pointed threatening fingers at them. The PLM bellowed that the Grossians were wholeheartedly behind their actions because they wanted inter planetary awareness of the problems they were facing in Grosso.

The overwhelming majority of Grossians laughed at the claims of the PLM and their representatives in the Legislative Assembly of Zortixia denounced the PLM skyjackers and emphasized the Grossians were content in the Zortixian milieu. They accused the PLM of not acting in the interest of the Grossians. In their opinion the PLM were nothing but tools of the Kampoola clique of Zortixian Opposite party exiles. Grosso was the scene of heated demonstrations as its citizens marched overwhelmingly in support of the Zortixian status quo.

In Idididi the hostages of the skyjacking were held at the whims of the brutish suicide squad of Kampoola. This squad was comprised of the most brutal and despicable elements of the Zorollian blackbooter corps. They killed for the sheer pleasure of it. In return for their loyalty they received enormous salaries and given wild parties where huge quantities of sausages and intoxicating liquors were served. After satiating themselves at these garrulous affairs they roamed the streets molesting and beating at will. If any citizen dared to complain it lead to their disappearance.

The PLM were demanding autonomy for Grosso within three days or the hostages would be killed one by one. Zortixian authorities were in a quandary as they had never faced such a situation previously. Grosso’s population was on edge, And so Frizzy the Smicket Boy, head of the Zortixian Defence Academy was called to stage a rescue of the hostages. A surprise attack was planned by an elite group of Zortixian commandos. None other than Charles Brunson, a native of Grosso, was to lead the attack.

The overcoming of the PLM skyjackers was easy as eating a plum pudding. The PLM squad was so intoxicated from their evening debauchery they really had no idea what hit them. The Zortixians celebrated their victory. Finally, it seemed they had stood their ground and won a solid victory.

Published by Robert K Sephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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