02/18/21 – Uncomfortable Seating

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, February 18, 2021.




I’m always kind of amazed when retirement homes are called “Sunset Estates” or “Twilight Reflections” the likes. But it also makes me smile for the humor of it.


  1. Pete Rogan

    Well! This is going to prove interesting.

    Say what you will about old people, they do have time to chat and try and stay in touch with the grandkids, wherever they are.

    When a human with a symbiont shows up with a captive from a race no one has seen or heard of, it’s going to start the rumor mill like it was fueled with plutonium. Where THAT is going to lead is anybody’s guess.

    Looking forward mightily to Monday and what the retirees make of their guests. O ho ho ho ho!

      1. Pete Rogan

        Scene changes are the very stuff of suspense. I welcome them greatly.

        But ach! I am trying not to anticipate your story, and doing a bad job of it. My apologies. Not my circus, not my monkeys, and I need to remind myself of that more firmly.

        That said, I can see you have thought this through, and I await developments on Neutron Stardust with bated breath. And what is happening with Stangor and her– But no, I said I wouldn’t, so I won’t. Rrrroll on the story, rrrrroll on!

    1. Zeebob Froomchik III, Esq.

      Hmm, I have a sneaking hunch that the Stribs somehow don’t know much about grandparents yet. They might discover that grandparents –even adoptive ones– could even WILLINGLY help raise children, without the kidnapping and psychotropic medications, for some unexpected and as-yet-unimagined-by-Stribs reason. Hmmm.

      1. Muzhik

        They can take a lot out of you, take it from me.

        But only stuff that needed to come out anyway. Which, if you had BOTHERED to eat a balanced diet with lots of fiber and lots of water when you were a young whipper-snapper, you probably wouldn’t NEED nowadays.

        But do you young-uns ever listen to the voice of experience? Do you ever stop and think, “Hey, maybe this old coot has been through the grinder and knows a thing or two”? Feh. Why, in MY day, we learned to listen to our elders! THEY had gotten old by learning not to mess with the dinosaurs! Which they learned by LISTENING to THEIR elders! But nowadays, (starts hobbling off, voice getting fainter) …


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