Escape from the Martial Law Dimension
by Avi Green
“Keep your foot on the accelerator, honey! We must reach that
dimensional portal, or die trying!” called out Darla to her lover
Manso, as they sped along in their airship. “I'm flooring it babe, I
won't let up!”, he replied.
Darla and Manso were seeking to escape from the world of Realmo,
which had been conquered by the ruthless despot Bratt Evilurid, who,
in addition to being violently racist and sexist in his rulership,
also condoned drug abuse and body-destroying chemical experiments.
It was no easy feat to steal the airship from a military parking
zone, and the portal they were rocketing towards was well guarded,
making it no less difficult a feat to escape. They were closing in
on the location, which in addition to armed sentries, had a barrier
erected, which they'd have to break through. The world it'd lead to
was Courageo, where they hoped find help in freeing their own world
from Evilurid's tyranny.
As they sped ahead, the enemy guards opened fire. “Look out, babe!
They're shooting with steeljacket bullets!” yelled Manso. Both he
and Darla lowered their heads to the dashboard as the bullets
cracked the windscreen of the airship. “Aie! The noise is painful!”
yelled Darla. “Gun the fuel pedal! Go for the barrier gate!”
They shot forward, running down several enemy guards along the way,
and then...crashed through the heavy barrier gates. It damaged the
front of the airship, but they made it, little the worse for wear,
and the engine still functioned. Finally, they saw the glowing
portal speeding up to meet them.
“Will we be able to come back and set things right again? Can we
defeat Evilurid on a future occasion?” asked Darla. “I hope so,
babe.” said Manso. “We'll need to recruit allies in Courageo. I hope
we can find some. That repellent dictator Evilurid can't be allowed
to continue his tyranny. He must be brought down.”
They continued forward, and disappeared into the dimensional portal
leading to the planet Courageo, the bright colors of the portal
field flashing around them.