Friday, April 1, 2016


It's April again, and you know what that means don't you? It's time for me to fail the A-to-Z Blog Challenge.

Yep, this time every year for the past few years I attempt to join the long, and varied list of bloggers who partake in the A-to-Z Challenge, only to find I am unable to complete it. Repeatedly. You'd think that after a while I would give up, not bother, and save myself the hassle.

You'd think.

Well, the fact of the matter is...

The fact of the matter is we're out of here!

Barkley? Where've you been lately? I was just making a post introducing this year's A-to-Z Challenge.

Yes, I heard as much. Sounds like a hoot. Luckily, it's not a concern. You my dear friend, and I, are going on vacation!


Vacation! I took the liberty of packing your bag for you, I have the blog on standby, the Emergency Holo-chronal Adam has been activated, my cousin has promised to come by three times a week to feed the unnamed horror living on Level 25M, and we are good to go!

What?...I can't. I have to...

Non-sense! One month, that's thirty days or so, traveling the galaxy aboard a Happy Hunting Tours star cruiser. I've rented us a personal exploratory saucer which can launch from the mothership, fly around for a closer look, or even land on any of the various planets the tour will visit.

We...we're going to other planets?

Yessiree! It's going to an incredible adventure! Just you,and me old chum (and the hundred or so other passengers on the star cruiser)! We're going to go to different worlds, see the creatures there, sentient life if there is any, and maybe check out some ancient ruins from bygone civilizations. That's more for you. I know you love that stuff.

Plus, the Happy Hunting Tours vessel has over a dozen restaurants from around the cosmos, at least five cantinas, three nightclubs, a zero-gee handball court, three swimming pools (although only one has Human safety compatible conditions), and much, much more. You are going to see, and do so many amazing things...

That I'll have tons of material for the A-to-Z Challenge! Barkley, you're a genius!

Well, I don't know about being a genius. Smart yes, and dashing for sure. I...wait a second. No, no, no! This isn't about...

This is perfect! It shows here on this computer pad that I can alphabetize the trip's itinerary. That means an A-to-Z listing of all the aliens, sites, food, EVERYTHING!

"Not what I had in mind..."

Oh boy...

Barkley my friend, I don't know how to thank you.

Neither do I.

I can't wait to get started!

A-to-Z Blog Challenge across the Milky Way, here we come!


Barking Alien

Wait...Happy Hunting Tours? Hmmm...

Oh, by the way...


  1. Well, Barkley, I wish you luck travelling with this person who does not complete - I hope you get home!! ~Liz A-Z

    1. Barkley here: "In Adam's defense, April is always pretty crazy for him for one reason, or another. It's not really a good month for him to participate in this sort of thing.

      He does it anyway because he is...hmmm...I do believe the Earth word is 'masochist', and...wait...Oh! Sorry! 'Motivated' is the right word. He is motivated by the long list of other bloggers getting in on the fun, and the challenge the whole thing represents.

      He'll get it this time. Just you wait and see."

  2. Did you guys get sucked into a black hole already?

    1. Relativistic time dilation. I've already written the posts, but it takes a while for them to get all the way back to Earth.


  3. It's a fun tour to go on until you find out that you are the intergalactic equivalent of the fox.