The Assistant Who Cried Blob

Written By: Evan White

There once was a assistant Dave who was bored as he stood in the hallway watching security officers beating up a clown. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out over the radio, "Blob! BLOB! The BLOB is in the Medbay!!"

The crewmembers came running up through the hallways to help the assistant fight the Blob. But when they arrived at the medbay, they found no Blob there. Dave laughed at the sight of their angry faces.

"Don't cry 'Blob', assistant Dave," said the captain, "when there's no Blob!" They went grumbling back to their departments.

Later, assistant Dave screemed over the radio again, "Blob! The blob in the medbay Help!" To his naughty delight, he watched the crewmembers with welders and fuel tanks runing through hallways to help him fight away the alien thing.

When the villagers saw no blob, HoS sternly said, "Save your frightened screams for when there is really something wrong! Don't cry 'blob' when there is NO blob!"

But the boy just grinned and watched them go grumbling back to their workplaces

Later, he saw a REAL blob bursting in medbay maintenance. Alarmed, he leaped to his feet and sang out as loudly as he could int his headset, "BLOOOOOOB!"

But crewmembers thought he was trying to fool them again, and so they didn't come.

At the end of the shift, everyone wondered where is the assistant Dave. They found him weeping in the toilets.

"There really was a blob in maintenance! And now he almost took control over the station! I cried out, "Blob!" Why didn't you come?"

An old man tried to comfort the boy.

"We will fight the blob and protect our station, but without you scumbag liar," he said, as a security officer brought his Dave's life to an end with a turned of stunbaton.