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Splook - (CRE2017) - Non Writer

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posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 07:04 AM

“SPLOOK” (“OO” pronounced as in English “BOOT”)

The Splook’s planet or world is perhaps 95 percent covered in liquid and apart from a small land mass near the world’s equator there are several floating islands formed from growth of the small continent.

In an aspect for readers of this story this liquid world owns a mass of about 1.1 of Earth and exists in a habitable zone of a large red star. The orbit carries the planet around the star either at or about 10. 5 years. The world spins, 2 times earths rotation in our 24 hours on an axis of 28 degrees relating to the position of the mother star. The poles, although icy apexes, are not that noticeable normally due to warm currents generated from the rotation and the liquid iron core. The core itself is large and this may attribute to the warmth of the planet hence the tiny continent surrounds a large volcano exhausting various gases into an atmosphere containing comparable amounts of oxygen, nitrogen, helium among others.

The exhaust from this singular volcanic vent provides cloud and ash cover along a planetary east to west direction for several thousand kilometres in length and about three to four thousand across the northern and southern aspect. The cover is often broken due to the relative activity the Splook’s world. It occurs nine times annually with regards to the rotating moons of which Splook’s planet, has of course, three. The simple moons, all comprising of a basic iron composition, range in size from 10 percent, 28 percent and the largest being a massive 52 percent of planet Splook’s size. All follow the worlds rotation at varying distances on a similar plane and provide spectacular daily and nightly visions for the Splook and it’s descendants whether they are liquid living or land based.

Let us now talk about the “Splook”

Splook was initially a massive rogue tyrant. About 5000 billion times it’s final size. Captured by it’s current system some 400 billion years ago as it grazed the home star. The star, at the time, was busily rounding up gas planets of irregular sizes. Splook, was traveling at a speed at that time, which enabled, upon impact with with it’s mother star, to fracture. Smaller particles were taken by the star. Splook was caught. Reduced in size, it was flung by the big star, shooting around 180 degrees and breaking up eventually reduced to a singular smaller rocky object about the size of Neptune.

At speed the Splook traveled to the outer reaches of this prime solar system before finally succumbing to the gripping pull back towards the mother star. Again, this nature repeated itself over the billions of years. Surely, upon every rendezvous with that star Splook was eroded but not entirely without loss. Splook observed the planets and gas giants forming within the sphere of the new but aging solar system. Several times the Splook entered the environs of the various sized balls as they constructed their unique personalities. There were gases, ice, liquids and many other elements collected by the Splook on it’s patrol. There was even action, colliding with large moons, asteroids and chunks of drifting rock before burning away it’s wins when, again, it cut a scar across the star.

During Splook’s lengthy finite progress through it’s home solar system the massive rock was transformed into a pebble of it’s original size. Moon size perhaps. On the final run around the big star Splook endured pressures that took a massive percentage of it’s outer crust then burning the interior, reducing the once proud giant to nothing more than a large boulder.

The old Splook exited fast and furious from this encounter. Totally unrecognizable and out of shape. Tumbling. Across a different path in this solar system, Splook engaged with a small planet, colliding indirectly with that planet’s smaller moon of the three. Splook was spent. Shattering into tiny fragments as it skipped across the moons surface. Almost all fell to the low gravitational effect of the tiny moon but the largest, about the size of a small automobile engine escaped this small moons effect.

A final trajectory of the Splook away from the moon put the piece on a path towards the planet that controlled the three moons’ orbits. Splook pierced the planet’s atmosphere, igniting, suffering and dissolving. Lighter now, a singular stone remained and fell. If Splook could see, at first the stone would perceive a layer of cloud then darkness as it speared through the dusty layer before breaking through into a twilight. Grey, white capped seas rushed towards Splook. It appeared the stone would plummet directly into this ocean but the angle of entry saw the piece rapidly approach land, earth or that first continent. As the stone, now about the size of a golf ball, hit the water about 50 feet from the land a new sound unknown to the planet resonated. “SPLOOK”

The stone sank in water less than 3 feet deep. It impacted the silty bottom and was lightly covered by the undersea soil.

The planet’s tepid water commenced to react to the alien.

Splook remained submerged until eventually re emerging after millions of years. Not suffocating but partaking of the planet’s cycles during it’s incarceration. Like pimple ejecta the planet’s reaction caused Splook to change and adjust. The adaption was quick. Faster than the journeys through space. During one period, when the clouds and dust in the atmosphere disappeared Splook suffered from the increase in temperature. A pop and fizz occasioned within a nano second and this tiny altercation ensured the release of ancient enzymes gathered from the very fringes from the solar system and beyond.

Simply, life, albeit alien to the planet, emerged.

Now, where did this leave Splook? Well Splook took on a consciousness which expanded with each new entity that evolved on the land and in the massive ocean. Not altogether happy with the circumstances the Splook embarked on the task to create an intelligence that would enable it’s desire to return to the outer reaches of the solar system and eventually the stars. The Splook wanted to renew and share it’s experiences.

The End
edit on 2-6-2017 by bally001 because: (no reason given)

edit on 2-6-2017 by bally001 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 07:14 AM
a reply to: bally001

Hi bally!!

Wow, that was really good!!
So sciency, feel dumb now.

I loved the name, Splook. Made me think of Spock (from Star Trek) who I adore, because...he is so logical.

Maybe one day I will write a story of my character marrying a Vulcan (yes, it must be Spock) we can create a baby Splook!

posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 07:20 AM
a reply to: jacygirl

Thanks Jacy. Not sure Spock would like an offspring named after the sound of a stone hitting water.

and I don't do science hahaha.

Anyway, thanks for reading.

Kindest regards,


posted on Jun, 3 2017 @ 06:29 PM
a reply to: bally001

I liked it!

posted on Jun, 3 2017 @ 06:33 PM
a reply to: DBCowboy

Thanks mate. Wine and cheese for me today


posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 05:08 PM
Bally - That was great! Loved the ending being just a suggestion of what happened, instead of an outright declaration.

And how Splook got its name - that was good.

Nice job Bally!

posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 05:20 AM
a reply to: PrairieShepherd

Thank you Prairie Shepherd. Nice to have the feedback.

My regards,


posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 05:08 PM
Well done

posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 05:18 PM
a reply to: RisenMessiah

Cheers RM,

Thanks for reading Splook.


posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 05:25 PM
a reply to: bally001

Excellent entry Bally!!

Your writings are on a massive scale!

posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 05:32 PM
a reply to: JinMI

Kind words indeed JinMI.

I like this forum where I can express myself and take in the stories written by other members.

my regards to you and others,


posted on Jun, 28 2017 @ 08:38 PM
a reply to: bally001
Well done Bally.
A good read and very 'sciency' like Jacy said LOL

posted on Jun, 29 2017 @ 03:27 AM
a reply to: TNMockingbird

Cheers mate. As I replied to JC, I am no scientist but will take that compliment. Just showed the missus as I was quite surprised to the F's and S's.

My kind regards,


posted on Jun, 29 2017 @ 04:48 AM
Excellent Bally001 I enjoyed your writing, it was heavenly!

posted on Jun, 29 2017 @ 05:18 AM
a reply to: CardinalBlack

Thank you sir.

It may be up there perhaps,

kind regards,


posted on Jun, 29 2017 @ 06:51 AM
a reply to: bally001

Excellent job mate .

posted on Jun, 29 2017 @ 10:29 AM
Well done Hun!

posted on Jun, 29 2017 @ 02:33 PM
a reply to: hutch622

Hi Hutchman !

The crabs on splook are "juge" mate!

edit on 29-6-2017 by bally001 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 29 2017 @ 02:35 PM
a reply to: Night Star

Happy you read and enjoyed the story Night Star.


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