Keith Burkholder has been published in Creative Juices, Sol Magazine, Trellis Magazine, Foliate Oak Literary Journal, New Delta Review, Poetry Quarterly, Scarlet Leaf Review, and Birmingham Arts Journal. He has a bachelor's degree in statistics with a minor in mathematics from SUNY at Buffalo (UB).
Gnomes and Leprechauns travel in space and time
This may seem strange or bizarre, but gnomes and leprechauns have seen space. They have been able to do this.
They are small creatures but able to do magnificent things. Whether it is time travel or traveling through space.
They are currently in space now traveling to see the largest planet in the solar system. This planet they will see is Jupiter.
They travel in space pods. They are designed for their needs and their small sizes. It will take them time to reach Jupiter.
The traveling experience for them has been great. They love seeing the solar system this way and can’t wait until they reach the planet of Jupiter.
Over time, after traveling at warp speed they reach planet Jupiter. They should be able to handle the differences in temperature and gravitational forces there.
They are equipped with gear to tackle these elements. They will land soon on the surface of Jupiter and see what this planet has to offer.
They are now in the atmosphere of Jupiter. They see the land surface below and will venture toward it.
They are not afraid of what they see ahead. There are plenty of places to land and not hurt themselves or destroy their spacecraft.
They continue their trek and will be landing soon. They can see on their scanner where to land and continue their journey ahead.
As time passed, they did land on the surface. They also landed safely and will now explore this part of Jupiter. The part of Jupiter where they landed is closest to the sun.
Time has passed some more. They landed near a town that is safe and friendly to visitors. They are obvious visitors from Earth. Gnomes and leprechauns only exist on Earth.
Boy did they explore this town. They met a lot of great people and enjoyed the cuisine on Jupiter. They enjoyed their time their thoroughly.
They spent about a week on Jupiter. They have decided to leave the planet of Jupiter and head home to Earth.
The week they spent their time there was rewarding. They experienced the cold and gravitational forces there. They could not believe how massive this planet is compared to Earth.
They have since left Jupiter and have headed home to Earth. They may come back to Jupiter and spend even more time there. They only had so many resources, fuel, food to live on while there. I wish them in their future ventures and hopefully again they will travel to Jupiter and travel in time if they feel the need to.