It's Sunday, and the end is coming! I know it! The bunnies told me! And feral cats... and Peep, and, oh... I won't spoil the story for you. Chapter 6 will tell you. (Read how it started here.)
Please welcome our 6th author, Sandra Hould, (aka @SandraHould). Sandra is crazy about writing, reading, steampunk and anything that takes her imagination. She's a stay-at-home mom and loves to travel through stories she reads. She's currently trying to write her first novel and, so far, she absolutely loves it.
EASTER BUNNY APOCALYPSE
Chapter 6 by Sandra Hould
As the owls began their descent toward the secret base held by Easter and his troops of lagomorphs, a sense of hope was rekindled in the heart of many. When one of the owls landed, a fairly decorated Peep jumped off the bird it was flying on and went straight toward Commander Easter Bunny. He presented himself as General Sugar Rush.
Easter, Rush, and a Peep soldier hopped toward the main tent for debriefing, while the rabbit soldiers stayed to greet the other Peeps who were landing on the base.
"Commander, it's a pleasure to finally meet you. I have long hoped to be at your service. Your reputation precedes you!" said General Rush.
Rush was a strongly built Peep who was known to weight-lift twice his size in jelly beans. His broad shoulders gave him the presence so many other soldiers looked toward for strength and courage.
"I thank you, General. But I'm afraid this battle will not be an easy one. With each hour that passes, feral cats are attacking our rodent troops in increasing numbers. I worry that we may not be a match for these devils much longer."
"Fear not, my dear, esteemed colleague. I brought with me a group of researchers whom I'm sure will give you the edge you need to win this war against these devilish felines."
Before Easter could respond, General Rush signaled to his soldier who then left the tent. He came back less than a minute later with four Peeps, all dressed in lab coats with their breast pockets filled with colorful sugar sticks.
"Commander, allow me to introduce a group of scientists we call the 'Peeps of the Apocalypse.' They're an esteemed group of Peeps scientists who have come up with a brilliant idea that I'm sure you'll very much enjoy."
General Rush was beaming with delight as his men explained their plan to Easter. They would create a bomb that was sure to render the attack of the feral cats useless.
"You're positive that this bomb will work, General?" asked Easter.
"We are fairly certain it will. These Peeps have studied the behavior of feral cats over the past several months and they've come up with quite a few discoveries."
Easter and General Rush continued to talk for several more minutes. Then, Easter gave the green light to what they called, “The Frenzy Powder Project.” Over the course of the day, the Peeps scientists perfected a prototype of their bomb.
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The following day, the prototype was ready and a region that was heavy in feline enemies was designated. At 0805 hours, the bomb was mounted to an owl and one of the best Peeps' pilots got onto its back, was given his target coordinates, and then headed toward the landing sight.
When he arrived, he noticed that Peeps soldiers were busy keeping the cats' attention diverted so they would not notice when the bomb dropped. The Peeps pilot released the bomb. A few seconds later, it exploded on the ground, creating a cloud of catnip dust.
Thus began a new age of warfare technology, creating what later became known as the “Loony-Dust Era.”