This story was published out of sequence because I got somewhat derailed during the Holidays by family and then I got sick and blah blah blah. At some point leading up to this story I decided that I wanted to write something about "worm-holes and morons." This is the result of that wish.
le!" he forced seriousness into his voice and attempted to sound commanding, holding his arms up for a second before whirling around and whispering frantically to the computer. "What the hell is this?!"
The computer only responded with three more bursts of sparks and a lot of crackling.
He spun back around quickly to avoid seeming confused. "But," he yelled, his voice wavering and lilting as he tried to read the words out loud in a natural rhythm, "soft. What light through…yonder window breaks?" For no reason he held his arms out away from his body in an attempt at a "Ta-da!" motion.
"Code monkey like Fritos," he read quickly, hoping to move on to a line that made sense to him. The grizzly human figures were beginning to grow agitated, moving around, hooting and gnarling with every moment of silence.
Charles caught sight of a phrase he understood and raising his arms over his head he managed to regain some degree of solemn aura. "My god," he intoned, nodding his head slightly