Black Bird

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Black Bird

Postby unseentangerine » Tue May 20, 2014 12:52 am

There was the asteroid belt, and then there was Herb.
“Hey guys,” he said, “remember a while back (5.1 billions years) when I said something about not orbiting the sun? Well, I've been . . .”
“Shut up Herb! Just be an asteroid like everybody else.” they jeered.
“. . . thinking,” he continued.
Herb was right. He wasn't an asteroid and he knew it. He was a meteor, darn it! And he decided to careen through space like he always wanted. Who knows? He might even become a meteorite some day, even if it killed him.
Many on the forum have asked me, so here's my answer: a spoonful of lighter fluid. And you'll need to wash it out really well when you're done.

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