C: The Final Frontier
The Last Frontier
Mother turned around and drug her foot like a bad imitation of the
mummy in old scary movies. My three brothers and I howled. And her
imitation of Boris Karloff's voice was so hysterical that Paul shot
milk through his nose.
Shortly, there were the four brothers following mother down the
hallway, each dragging a leg. We were all talking like Karloff, and the
effect was so funny that we laughed wildly as we fell against the wall
and dropped right to the floor. Including mother.
After a few minutes we all lay on the floor gasping for breath like
just caught fish in the bottom of a boat. Someone snorted and it
started us all again. I thought I wouldn't be able to get any air, like
the time I dived too deep in a swimming pool and thought I would pass
out before I got to the surface.
"Ok, you guys - forget Earth, lets go to the planet 'Gary's Room'!"
Mother said as she put her hands in the air, which was the signal to
pull her up, two boys on each hand.
She stepped into Gary's bedroom, put her hands on her hips and shook
her head. She looked at us standing there with her and rolled her eyes
back 'til they were white like a zombies eyes and the lids
"This planet better get itself in good order before the sun rises or
all the aliens who live here will die horrible deaths!" She tried to
growl, but there was still the remnant of our laughter there.
She crooked her finger for the rest of us to follow to the next
"And here we have the planet 'Paul and David'. Oh, my God! Must've been
a huge meteor that smashed here! Look at all the debris. And, oh, is
that a polar ice cap? Funny how it looks like piles of..
Her look conveyed that we will clean this before dinner.
Mother then looked at me and jerked her head. Follow me, it
"And here we visit the planet 'Kevin'. Looks like it has rings around
it like?no! Wait! That not a ring, that's piles of stuff !"
She slowly turned her head to me in her imitation of that
demon-possessed girl in that scary movie.
"Get me?" She said in that scary voice.
I nodded rapidly.
She turned and left the room. And from down the hall I barely heard her
mumbling in her best Darth Vader voice.
"And they say space is the last frontier!"