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