• T. Mark Mangum

Mr. Mason and the Planetary Zoo

By far Mr. Mason’s favorite Adventure Destination is the planet Zada-3. Zada-3 is a classic life-supporting planet that has all the necessary ingredients for the species’ of the Grand Taosan Galactic Empire’s Fourteen Included Worlds.

By far Mr. Mason’s favorite Adventure Destination is the planet Zada-3.


Zada-3 is a classic life-supporting planet that has all the necessary ingredients for the species’ of the Grand Taosan Galactic Empire’s Fourteen Included Worlds. Its atmosphere is denser than most, but the body gets used to it after a few days. Of all the Ten Thousand Other Worlds, Mr. Timothy Mason, cherishes Zada-3 above all.


The things that cause Mr. Mason to Cherish Zada-3, frightens some, enticed others, and keeps most at bay.


You see Zeda-3 is inhabited by numerous gigantic species of beasts, omnivores, herbivores, and Carnivores.


To date, there have been 104 classifications of large beasts, 62 medium, 27 typical, 30 small, and the classification of tiny has yet to begin, not to mention the bugs. Oh, and 1 Gigantic beast, the Equajinormis.


As an Adventure-Travel guide, Timothy has traveled to Zada-3 to lead a hunting expedition, has on several occasions guided scientific study expeditions and the best of all vacation-observation expeditions.


His third vacation-observation expedition was with Ms. Jancien Freelin. The Mason and associates observatory has a deck for relaxing and sightseeing, it overlooks a natural harbor on one side the coastal mountains on the other.


On that day, Jancien was yelling in the door for the crew to “Come look, come look. It is amazing”.


There before the gathered expedition members was a colorful, patterned, Island. Yellow, red, green, turquoise, black, and blue design all about it. There it sat, where the Harbor used to be.


Well, it was something as big as an island, more like a peninsula for part of it had rested upon the shore of the harbor while the rest of it jutted out covering all but a small portion on the harbor.


This was the first sighting of the Equajinormis, which turned out to be two miles long, one-mile wide Sluggish or Jellyfish type animal.


The Equajinormis, lay floating atop the water in the bay most of the day its brilliant coloring glimmering in the sun. The observation video revealed that it came twice a Solar cycle.


Luckily for Timothy Mason and Associates, Ms. Jancien Freeling books a vacation-observation expedition each year to see the Equajinormis. So, Timothy Mason gets to see his favorite planet almost every year.


Mr. Mason #3, Mr. Mason and the Planitary Zoo is also published in the Medium online publication Illumination. Please consider joining Medium as a paid subscriber. When you read my stories on Medium I get paid.

Copyright: T. Mark Mangum, 2020. All rights reserved. No part of my story may be copied, reprinted, or published without my written consent.


T. Mark Mangum, is the product of the 60s and 70s, his imagination, wonder, thoughts, and ponderings, emboldened by Star Trek, Star Wars, Conan the Barbarian, and The Hobbit. He loves a good story and hopes you will love reading his stories. Veteran, Father, TTRPG, and Board Game Junkie. He spent 20 years in the United States Army, another 10 working for the government, before realizing he should write.


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