threatened promised last week, a fan of my Daily Science Fiction short story “The Rememberists” asked me to participate in the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen 2014 as a published science fiction author, writing a 140 word story featuring actor Misha Collins, the Queen of England, and an Elopus. By doing so, I put myself into a circle of awesomeness including Misha Collins, Orlando Jones, William Shatner, David Brin, et cetera, et cetera, etc.
Pretty cool. And here it is (fo’ freeeeeeeeeeee!):
TIES OF GLORY
By: Thomas A. Mays
“Collins! The beast’s looped! Set the anchor before it ‘ports away!!”
Misha Collins, actor and out-of-his-depth adventurer, swung the sledgehammer and set the piton deep into bedrock. He turned to Laksim. “Why are we staking down this elephant?”
Laksim circled the bellowing Indian bull. “You wanted a supernatural adventure, like your show? Behold! Not an elephant . . . a mythic elopus: the truth behind Ganesh and the source of all conspiracies!”
Misha shook his head. “Looks like a tired old animal.”
“You see with three dimensions only.” Laksim struck it with a cattle-prod and four legs became eight tentacles, connected to Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, Queen Elizabeth, Dick Cheney, and three other worthies.
Laksim frowned. “Couldn’t have done it without you.”
Misha looked down to see the last tentacle writhing within his own body.
Now, go share it with your entire social network, cuz it’s just dat cool.