“Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 50 “Eno Ergot Screws Up”

It so happened Eno Ergot was out on Lake Ballatin when he spied a vessel carrying the Anemic International delegates on their party cruise. By their strange non-Zorollian clothing Ergot believed they were alien invaders launching a deadly attack on his beloved Zorollia. It was time to attack so sails were hoisted and Ergot was basking in anticipation of how proud his uncle Redbeard would be that he smashed a surprise attack. The Anemic International delegates were delighted seeing this strange watercraft approach them thinking it was entertainment. The gaily dressed attackers scaled the ship shouting “Ahoy Matie” and “Shiver me timbers” brandishing swords. The security detail eventually pushed off the attackers but 6 of the Anemic International delegates were killed and 16 slashed. Ergot was thrilled with his courageous mission and eagerly trotted off to Uncle Redbeard to tell him about the glorious mission he had just returned from.

Redbeard was in a fury and ready to personally strangle his nephew. Eno entered the room with joy blurting out the details of his heroic mission. Redbeard listened with mock rapture having certain final plans for Eno in mind. He said to Eno, “You have done well my nephew and helped save the planet from great harm. You are now a new hero to the planet. But before we pin a medal on you I must advise you that now we are soon to be under enemy attack. At this very moment there are missiles aimed at us hidden in the Central Zortixian Mental Rehabilitation Centre. Our secret agents on Zortixia have advised us an attack on Zorollia is imminent. We must work quickly to destroy these missiles so I am sending you as the new hero to the nation to destroy these missiles. Take your men with you and be prepared to depart shortly. All Zorollian markings will be removed from your spacecraft to confuse our enemies.”

This was a dastardly trick and no more than an intentional suicide mission to rid Redbeard of the incompetent Ergot nephew of his. There was a Central Zortixian Mental Rehabilitation Centre but there were no missiles. Undoubtedly the whole band of incompetents would be blasted out of the sky long before they penetrated the Zortixian atmosphere. Thus Redbeard would be free forever from Ergot. A brilliant plan but about the carnage caused to the Anemic International delegates? This was going to require a tall tale to escape.

Ergot and his crew puffed up from the glorious attack had them thinking of enormous pensions and medals of bravery galore. Without further ado they were flying off to their suicide mission to the snickers of Redbeard. Well fate can be unpredictable as due to a wildcat strike of Zortixian space monitors Ergot’s ship slipped into Zortixian airspace unnoticed. They landed in the woods behind the Centre. Eno with a miniature but extremely powerful bomb slipped through the doors of the Centre along with several of his men not raising any suspicion as he and his crew were dressed like Zortixians. He found the basement and planted the bomb in a garbage container. Well the results of the raid were astonishing especially to the unwitting Redbeard. He had actually helped the Zortixians to discover an enemy plot even more heinous than Ergot’s suicide mission! The story is a bit confusing so let us glean the details from the front page of the Zortixian Daily.

Published by Robert K Stephen (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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