The Hamptons

Notes From the Inter-Galactic Travelling Companion :: intro

deborah moulton :: Hamptons Intergalactica

The Hamptons are probably not at their best from January through the end of March. It’s cold, bleak; it snows and the trees look like skeletons. Of course, we all know that as March ends, the early daffodils and snow crocuses start dotting the landscape and soon that magical green haze of leaves about to pop covers the woodlands. However, right now… it’s bleak and somewhat depressing – which is why a number of our residents head down to Florida or elsewhere. I say, why not go further?

This time of year is the perfect time to do a little inter-galactic exploration – especially as the rates are low and there are excellent deals to be had. For example, take the Planet Morn, a mere four hundred and eighty-three light years away from Earth. Just head toward Alpha Centauri and keep on going a little up and to the right. You can’t miss it.

An Overview of Morn: With a diameter of approximately 9,845 kilometers, it is somewhat smaller than Earth and somewhat larger than Mars. Although now primarily dessert, Morn does sustain several seas and pockets of forest. In fact, there is evidence that once Morn was a very fertile planet. While Morn is capable of supporting human life, it is severely affected by radiation from what is referred to as the “Sister Planet”. This radiation affects all life on Morn in that interbreeding between species is entirely possible. Before its colonization by the Earth starship Aurora, no warm blooded life forms had evolved. One of the most highly developed life-forms in terms of sentiency is, of course, the gorbul. Gorbuls are generally very friendly and accepting of strangers and most speak perfect English. Of course no visit to Morn is complete without sampling some of the native delicacies. Much of gorbul fare is based on mushrooms and mushroom derivatives. However, to an unsuspecting palate, medallion of gnarfiss resembles perfectly prepared veal with a hint of olive.

Next week, we will explore some of Morn’s more colorful history as well as its present politics and luminaries.

In Deborah Moulton’s own words: When my children were very small, I would spin them stories about faraway places filled with imaginary characters. When my children were slightly bigger, I wrote several books. When my children got expensive (as children do), I stopped writing and entered the job market. After a long twenty years of teaching and desk jobs, I have returned to writing and have just put back into print my first book, The First Battle of Morn ( sci-fi) which was published in 1988 and am half way through the sequel. lifeguard stand

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