Archimedian Screwed


The Archimedes, a Steampunk Edition Distance Freighter (Space), thundered on, 2 million tonnes of alien eggs and three thousand crew.

Dave contemplated his job as on-board security. It bored him.

‘Containment breach – Sector S4’ Blurted from his wi-fi connected gun, the personnel lift right next to him started up, lift S4.

‘Bugger, those Annihilator Lizards must have spawned again’. He could hear one grinding its teeth as the lift got nearer.

The doors slid open. A furious reptile looked out.

Dave aimed, pulled the trigger and ‘Windows Update in Progress – Weapon offline’.

‘Oh fu…!’.

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15 Responses to Archimedian Screwed

  1. JudahFirst says:

    Maybe too much mumbo-jumbo to wade through in the beginning… Remember, we’re Earthlings with a simple vocabulary. 😉 That said, LOVE the ending!

  2. Rajlakshmi says:

    ahhh the games!! Brilliantly written

  3. Haha!!! I hope he has a back up weapon!

  4. Dear Kelly,

    Curses on Bill Gates. Fun story.



  5. Windows always does that at the most inconvenient times, but this takes it to a whole new level!

  6. Horus says:

    Could help my lips curling up in a smile with a familiar frustrating sight!! Looks like it was his only weapon !!

  7. Updates do seem to come at the most inconvenient times, but this is a bit much! 🙂


  8. Funny story. Even in that day and age there are still glitches in the system. Well done. 🙂

  9. Yup – technology FAIL! 🙂

  10. Lovely and sooo true. Bloody Bill Gates.

  11. atrm61 says:

    As long as it is only a virtual game,Dave is safe ;-)Cool take:-)

  12. Nan Falkner says:

    Good story – too bad for the update delay. Very interesting story – Thanks, Nan

  13. MrBinks says:

    See, this is why I always carry my iPhaser; set to FUN!

  14. That’s the day when everyone gives up their guns voluntarily. 🙂

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