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A for “Admit him. Now!” (2016 AtoZ Challenge)


Admit him. Now! Dr. Myles, let me make something painfully clear. Every patient admitted to Hermes 7 is a patient in need. Regardless of species, gender or any other assumptions and baggage that might come with. Those terms are left outside blast doors and have no business on this station. In here, they are all wounded, sick or otherwise in need of healing. If you have a problem with that, I can make your transfer swift and immediate.”


Applause filled the auditorium. The energy was palpable by this point. Despite the show’s long absence, it’s fan base only increased. This year’s SciFi convention was proving to be more popular than anticipated, especially for the Mercy Terminal panel. Because of the overwhelming response and packed auditorium, an additional Q&A was scheduled for the following day.

The host of the panel had gone through the introductions, calling out actor after actor, to have a seat at the table on stage. Though attendees had cheered for each in turn, there was one they were all there to see. The one character that made the show.

“Dr. Peter Wilkins, portrayed by Karl Mitchell!”

The fervor, once an undercurrent, exploded. The fans jumped to their feet. Hoots, hollers, whistles and the random “I love you” flooded Karl as he stepped out on the stage. With a wave and a flourish, he bowed dramatically before taking his seat on the panel. Regardless of the speaker’s attempts to gain control, the applause continued on. Karl remained seated, a smile on his face.




39 comments on “A for “Admit him. Now!” (2016 AtoZ Challenge)

  1. I.L. Wolf
    April 1, 2016

    Hi from another A to Z challenge blogger! Fun twist, definitely not what I was expecting. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Rhonda Strong Gilmour
    April 1, 2016

    I wonder where you’ll be sending these characters. Perhaps some real space travel, as in Galaxy Quest?
    @RhondaGilmour from
    Late Blooming Rose

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    • Elizabeth Los
      April 2, 2016

      lol, Galaxy Quest (and Star Trek) were definitely inspirations for this story. 🙂


  3. Jordan Sala Tenna
    April 1, 2016

    Interesting. I’m curious to see where this goes…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Rhonda Albom
    April 2, 2016

    Will it be one story, or a series of short teasers?

    ~Rhonda from
    Ninja minion for Alex

    Liked by 1 person

    • Elizabeth Los
      April 2, 2016

      Each day will feature parts to one story that will end on April 30th.


  5. Vicky
    April 3, 2016

    That kept me reading, look forward to following your month…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. melissasugarscriptcom
    April 5, 2016

    Okay, I started with letter D, and now I’m back to the beginning. This is a unique and fun theme and I’m eager to see where you take us with the story. I feel like I’m a little behind. Well, duh … I am, but I am catching up today. “Admit him now.” Hmm. Is the doctor taking the stage to answer questions actually going to be forcefully admitted against his will to a psychiatric ward? I’m waiting for the big twist because I know it’s coming. I can’t wait to read the rest of what you have in store for us. Sorry I’m late to the party.

    Melissa Sugar

    Liked by 1 person

    • Elizabeth Los
      April 5, 2016

      Yay! So glad you could join in the fun. 🙂

      A twist? What ever do you mean? 😉 Then again, Hitchcock is my favorite filmmaker, so…. You won’t be disappointed.


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  23. Linda Govik
    April 21, 2016

    Just got reading, and I will definitely have to do so now for every letter! This is way cool – very nice take on this challenge! Bravo!


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  30. ahtdoucette
    April 27, 2016

    Looks like the start of an interesting story! I love the line “regardless species, gender” etc. Makes me wonder where this is going and where fantasy is going to meet reality. I’m planning to go to Worldcon this year in Kansas City, really looking forward to it. Wouldn’t it be cool if….? You never know!


    • Elizabeth Los
      April 28, 2016

      I haven’t been to a convention in YEARS. Last one was specific to Star Trek and that was, uh…an experience. 🙂 Eating at the food court in the mall with Klingons? Priceless.

      Liked by 1 person

      • ahtdoucette
        April 29, 2016

        Elizabeth, yeah the people-watching is definitely the best. I’ve only ever been to one Star Trek con but, yeah, I remember they’re all into the cosplay.


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