Thunder of the guns! (by Hank the Hedgehog)

Hey, how’s it going?  Hank the Hedgehog here.  Have you ever fallen into another dimension?  Let me tell you, it’s quite an experience.  It happened like this…

I’m sniffing around the garden table and it’s hard to focus with so many weird smells!  Take this onion growing in a glass of water — see what I mean about weird?

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Then I sniff over the edges of the garden table.  So much to explore!  That Human doesn’t like me sniffing over the edges, but relaxes when she sees me back away every time.

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Sniff, sniff, sniff… I catch a whiff of something, well, let’s just say really weird.  Bring it!  The weirder the better, in my book.  I’m on the case, getting closer one minute —

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— and falling into oblivion the next!

I hear That Human hollering my name, but keep falling.  The sensation is funny but then I keep falling and falling some more.  Now I’m feeling queasy.  I flap my hands and feet, I mean if birds can fly how hard can it be?  No luck, bro.  Finally I land on something.  The texture is strange and the air is different, so I realize it’s another planet.

After a couple seconds the new world stops spinning.  I jump up to investigate.  Quills up!  When you’re a tasty morsel like me you have to be on guard.  I find what turn out to be pipes running over my head.  I hang out under them, poking my nose around to get the lay of the land.

Mealworms!  That Human is talking.  I stick my nose out further, and can’t help quivering.  I mean, mealworms!  I almost take a step out before remembering — the new planet!  There’s so much more to discover.  Mealworms can wait.  I know, I can hardly believe I said that myself.

I sense another level of darkness and it makes me all twitchy.  It smells like a tree cave but better.  I squeeze between rocklike formations and the tree thing.  I round a corner.  Lo and behold!  The tree cave entrance!  Unbelievable.  It’s a little taller than my face and wide enough for many more of my kind.  I sniff it out.  Empty!  Mine now!

I crouch and scooch.  One corner has the best combination of ground texture, temperature and darkness.  What luck!  I curl up, quills up, of course.  Up as far as they can go, anyway.  Oh man, this is amazing…. I almost doze off when —

Everything starts growling and shaking!

I looked round and I knew there was no turning back

Is it a T-Rex?!


The tree cave is roaring!

My mind raced and I thought what could I do

There’s nowhere to go —


I ball up, quills ready!

Sound of the drums

Come get a mouthful of this, Rex-y!

Beating in my heart

The sky shatters opens!

The thunder of guns

Blinding light!

Tore me apart

Darkness gobbles me up

You’ve been

I’m flying, floating
Then, I’m in my heart fleece…

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I must have passed out
It feels like I only lost a couple quills…
Small price to pay for a trip to another dimension!


Lyrics in italics from:  “Thunderstruck,” by AC/DC.
Written by:  Angus Young, Malcolm Young.

Video posted to youtube by user acdcVEVO


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10 thoughts on “Thunder of the guns! (by Hank the Hedgehog)

  1. Stuart McEwan

    We had a hedgehog of our own a few years back, adorable little bugger. His name was Choji and he loved frolicking within toilet roll tubes.

    I look forward to the next escapade of Hank.

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    1. They are wonderful little creatures, aren’t they? Choji is a unique name! Does it have a special meaning? So far Hank is indifferent to cardboard tubes of any kind.

      Thanks! Hank is looking forward to sharing his next story. 🙂

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      1. Stuart McEwan

        Choji is the name of a character from the show Naruto whose abilities of body manipulation enabled him to roll into a human boulder. Hedgehogs also like to roll up so the name was a suitable fit.

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