The Herbal Solution

The enemy was encoding secret messages in plant DNA, so they “captured” a greenhouse.

The first decoded messages were recipes for various dishes.

It was slow going: the greenhouse only grew savory herbs.

The Leader asked, “Have you found anything good, yet?”

The lab tech said, “Only thyme will tell.”

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Computers pre-programmed to slingshot around the Sun to reach relativistic speeds, his journey seems to take only months, while decades elapse on Earth.  His destination: the closest Earth-like extra-solar planet.   After five subjective months, his ship wakes him.

Destination reached!  It looks like…


Buggy software leads to pointless round-trip.

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