For our next sign in the Zodiac, we come to Sagittarius, the centaur who lusted after the goddess Hera. How to write a short piece about a horny half-man, half-horse is a bit of a pickle. How does one become a half-man, half-horse anyway? An encounter with mutagenic green ooze? Some elicit barnyard affair that I'd rather not ponder too closely?
What if it was a result of a tragic accident in some far flung future where teleportation technology is as commonplace as traffic lights. What if this technology is run by a heartless private corporation (is there any other kind?) which sends out dry form letters of apology when things go tragically wrong a la "The Fly".
Poor Mr. Turner...
Mr. Jeff Turner
Ref # 616075
Dear Mr. Turner,
We would like to thank you for taking the time to contact us about your recent experience at Port Incorporated transit center located in Metro District 5.
We work hard to maintain the highest standards in customer satisfaction. However, it appears your recent experience in regards to the accidental combination of your human DNA with that of an animal seems to have fallen below the mark. We have forwarded your comments to the head of our technical department as well as our Port Incorporated Quality Assurance administrator. Together they will address your concerns.
We hope that future advances in transportation technology will allow us to separate your human DNA with that of a Domestic Horse. We hope that you will use one of our translocation centers again and give us the opportunity to demonstrate the quality guest service that we are known for. We think that even in your current condition, you will still have the need to travel, and Port Incorporated would like to be your personal transportation provider.
At Port Incorporated we value the natural genetic code our customers carry and are committed to preventing incidents like yours from happening very often. Please accept our apologies and the enclosed discount coupon as a gesture of our appreciation.
Thank you again and have great day.
Your Port Incorporated Customer Relations Associate
Okay, so listen. Promptober ran out of steam because I ran out of steam. But we're gonna keep moving on with the show. I'm also behind on releasing the stories from Zodiac for your perusal. Here's our next story to get back on track: Libra.
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Don’t be silly, the door’s locked.
No more food. Let’s draw straws.
Shh, they’re sleeping. Grab the saw.
News at 11. 9 o’clock comet impact.
That’s strange, my reflection just winked.
Of course there’s a parachute. Oops.
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