OK! The following story makes no sense, but I was inspired by the dialogue of some recent house guests. Here’s the prompt:

Write a story/excerpt to include the line, “Sorry, we can’t insure you for a journey like that.” 

Here’s the story:

 

Hi.

So, yeah, like, I’m totally ready, you know?

I’ve been dreaming about this day for like, my entiiiiire life.

My mom used to always tell me I’d be a star. Well, this is totally my chance, man! It’s a dream come true.

Long story short, but like, I’m obsessed with the moon. The planets, you know? And the constellations, and the whole solar system, and the aliens, it’s all just, like, so freakin’ awesome! I gotta see it all for myself.

Right now I’m working as a professional hiker, and I fix bikes on the side, so I’m really in shape. You can come into my shop whenever you want. I’ll hook you up with some free breaks or some new handle bars something, you know?

I’m totally vegan, so that should be good, and uh… I watch a lot of Star Trek? So I feel like my mental state is totally in the right place for something like this. I mean, if the dude from N Sync can go into space, then why can’t I?

I feel that I’m an excellent candidate for space tourism, and you should tooootally try to hook me up with a trip to the moon, man!

 

I’m sorry sir, but we can’t insure you for a journey like that. Our agency only handles domestic and international flights.

But I’d be happy to discuss a different flight arrangement for you. You can travel anywhere you want…

…on Earth.

 

Now go to ShadowOfGevros.com to see my brother’s take on this challenge!