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Who are the billionaires in Space?

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The Virgin galactic space shuttle shot up into the sky and blazed through the earth’s atmosphere at incredible speed. Within minutes the craft was orbiting space.

Inside, Billionaire Richard Branson and his crew of astronauts and explorers gazed around in amazement at the view of the spherical form of the earth. The craft floated in the weightlessness of space moving randomly with no gravity.

From a distance, Space X, another spacecraft floated with occupants taking photographs but failing because of the absence of gravity. Inside, a red-faced Elon Musk muttered, “Wtf! Richard Branson has arrived here!”

Richard Branson gazed out from the cryptic glass surface of his craft and saw Elon musk and crew.

“Damn! How in the world did Elon get in here?”

The crafts bobbed in the space environment, two earthy creations in the extraterrestrial environment exploring with limited time.

A booming sound suddenly sounded and the spacecraft occupants gazed out to find a new spacecraft hovering over them. Inside the Blue Origin spacecraft, Jeff Bezos seethed with rage.

“We’ve lost the space race! Elon and Richard are here!”

“But how did these guys pull this off? Our space exploration plan was top secret, how did they get to know to outrace us?” Maskard Hendrick, Jeff’s top astronomer thought out loud.

“We need to kick them out of here, is there any way we can force them back to earth?” Jeff Bezos asked.

“No….err, there’s a way but it’s very risky, we might lose our oxygen masks and die here” Hendrick replied.

At his spacecraft, Richard Branson was fiddling a switch.

“Would the fire affect us if we fire and exit as fast as possible?” He inquired from Janey Priest, his lead astronomer.

“Yes sir, I don’t think starting a space war is a good option, we should return to earth”

“No! Space is my zone! These morrafuckers want to share my glory. I left earth for them but they still followed me in here, I’ve got to blast them out”

“That’s murder and it is a crime sir”

“On earth, not in Space! I am the King of Space and I make the rules here!” Richard Branson declared.

“Wait, Sir! Look!” Janey pointed at the observatory glass.

Elon Musk’s spacecraft was slowly manoeuvring around with a projectile placed in the direction of Richard Branson’s craft while Jeff Bozz was aiming at the two spacecrafts with a rocket-like object.

“Oh, they wanna blast us! I am game! We are billionaires in space and we’re gonna play the game!” Richard Branson shouted and pressed the switch.

There was a simultaneous blast as all three spacecrafts exploded in balls of fire.

Hundreds of years later, the story would be told of how in the 21st-century civilization three bored billionaires with lots of free time on their hands self-destructed during a space exploration venture.

Iniobong Leroi Umoh is a storyteller, a satirist and creative writer. He blurs the line between reality and fiction and seeks to create a connection with the reader through engaging content. His works have been featured across various online and offline platforms. He hopes to one day travel around the world on a luxury yacht, sipping expensive wine and documenting all his experiences in a journal. You can send him a mail at infoleric@gmail.com.

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