So, there was OrQ
fully materialized on the Bridge of the USS Stanza as if he was just beamed aboard. He waved about a wooden pole, upon which was mounted a "Replicated" foot having twenty-nine toes - what he had used to leave a footprint at the crime scene!
What was even more disturbing was his intrusion onto all the electronic monitors and screens throughout the Stanza, as if he had taken a multi-dimensional selfie.
Tavelling back in time
creating the counterfeit footprint
was one of my more clever ruses
if I may may so myself ... which I just did!
Truth is, I summoned you forth to do my bidding -
Poetic Federation Wardens and Poetfleet cadets
seeking out the Muses I have hidden!
While you thought it was of your own free will!
Yes, I risked sparking a war between
the Federation and the Rhymulans
and between the Federation and the Clingforms
as well as between the Rhymulans and the Clingforms
so ..... the fate of the Universe
was in my almost
Or ... was it ..?
Perhaps this was never was so
Perhaps the Universe was behind it all
Perhaps it revealed something to me
Perhaps all you Wardens and Cadets
needed help getting through NaPoWrimo 2020
and the best way to do that
was to fake the theft of the Muses
so these would be sought out
keeping their inspirational qualities alive
inside of everyone of you!
And that's when Miss Indie of Nine
piped up and Borged out, unable to take the suspense any longer.
"If you have the Muses in your possession," she declared, "PLEASE reveal them to us NOW or risk being alliterated!" OrQ
tossed away the faux alien foot and lifted up his robe.
"Ha!" he exclaimed. "I've had them with me the entire time!"
But the Muses were not there underneath his garment ( or his undergarments ).
"How can this be?!"
What force in the Universe was capable of playing such a prank on the almost
supremely omnipotently omniscient being that was OrQ