As I woke up , the disc settled gently to the floor , and the port holes and door opened .
But I wasn't underground , below my grandfather's mansion . The view through the door was
I was parked on a golden runway , next to a hundred similar discs , facing what I could only
describe as the garden of Eden . I jumped to the runway , and was met by a small group of
people , who motioned me to follow them . As we moved into the garden , I noticed animals
and insects of every description . Overhead , a massive crystal dome filled my view .
Beyond this , the dark sky was filled with stars , none that I recognised , and more brilliant
than I had ever seen . I pinched myself , to make sure I was awake .
Soon we came to a stream , and standing by it was a man , I instinctively knew was God .
My escorts left me , and God began to speak .
"No , you haven't died ",he began,"this is where all life comes from. Your grandfather
is one of the saints , and now he is at rest , in heaven ". "You have inherited his job , that
means , you now work for me as the beekeeper"!" Your disc is a holy vessel that delivers
my handiwork , to my latest creations ." Return to the disc now and be on your way."
I made my way back , and inside the disc , on the bed , was a dozen bee hives !
Upon making myself comfortable in the armchair , I again fell into a deep sleep.
Next thing I know , I'm awake , and standing next to the disc again on a planet with two
suns in the sky . Golden discs of all sizes , were coming and going , unloading animals ,
plants , insects , even the new inhabitants , of all colours and shapes . The atmosphere
was like a huge happy party . I was in complete awe .
My cargo of bees , was unloaded and I was bid farewell .
Again I relaxed in the armchair . The portholes and door closed , and somehow I dozed off !
When I awoke , I was once more in my grandfather's windowless cavern , the trip was over .!
Over the next fifty years , I made many more trips , each time to a different planet .
Obviously this must remain my closest guarded secret , and my grandson will inherit the same
task .... the beekeepers legacy...
THE END [thankyou for your time]