Thursday, March 31, 2011
Buster Benson and the Mole Men; Flash Fiction Friday Cycle 24
When last we met, Buster and his trusty sidekick Ray had just escaped from the underground lab of the evil Dr. Heinsmueller and his dark army, who close in on them even as we speak...
(sound of water dripping in a cave and the hum of something electric.)
Buster: Forget the diamonds Ray! We are lucky to be alive!. Dr. Heinsmueller's ray could have turned us into goose-stepping zombies. Now we need to concentrate on finding Helen. Come on!
Ray: Ah just a few Buster. It will mean so much to the orphans.
Buster: All right you big lug. You got me. Fill your pockets.
(sound of pebbles dropping into a frying pan.)
Buster: That's enough, now let's make a break for it. Grab that torch Ray and let's head down this passage way. We're sure to find the slave quarters from there, and that just might bring us one step closer to Helen.
(sound of echoing footfalls in a cave.)
Narrator: Buster and Ray follow the passage until they reach a large cavern.
Ray: Look Buster! It's our Cave Car! Boy am I ever glad to see that bucket of bolts.
Buster: Check it over Ray and make sure it hasn't been tampered with, then get it warmed up. I'm going on to find Helen and I'll meet you back here.
Ray: Sure thing boss.
(clank of metal tools followed by the sound of running footsteps and a woman's voice singing softly in the distance.)
Buster: Helen? Is that you Helen?
Helen: Oh Buster, darling, help me. I'm chained to the wall and I think I hear those dreadful creatures coming back!
(sound of chains falling to the floor.)
Buster: I've got you my love. You're safe now.
Helen: Oh Buster. (kissing sounds, then Helen screams) Buster! There, behind you!
Mole Man: Roar, hiss. (gunshots)
Buster: My bullets just bounce right off of him! No wonder Dr. Heinsmuller created these abominations for the Nazis. Quick Helen! Run!
Mole Man: Roar, hiss. (running footsteps and some more gunshots)
Buster: Quick Helen, get in the Cave Car. Ray, fire the rock cutting beam down that passageway.
Ray: But Buster, why? It might bring down the roof on us!
Buster: It's a chance we'll have to take. Fire!
(zap. zap, zap.)
Buster: Whoa, that was close. Thanks Ray.
Ray: Anything for a pal.
Buster: Now let's use the rock cutting beam to blast our way out of this cavern and get back to the Professor. Maybe he has discovered some way to defeat these evil Mole Men and stop Dr. Heinsmueller.
(sounds of blasting slowly fade away, music swells)
Narrator: That's this weeks installment of Buster Benson and the Mole Men. Remember kids, this Friday is the scrap rubber drive, and keep saving those box tops from Miracle Soap Suds for your official Buster Benson decoder ring. Bye bye and buy bonds. Goodnight.