Space Sax

When I saw this Photo Challenge from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, I was going to title my post “Sex in Space,” but Jim Adams beat me to it. So I came up with a far less provocative title, “Space Sax.”


Lucy was thrilled to have been selected by Elon Musk to be sent into space on his next SpaceX launch. Here she was, a girl from a poor coal-mining family in West Virginia and she was going to soon be joining other astronauts on the International Space Station.

Aside from space, Lucy’s other obsession was playing the saxophone and she was very good at it. All during her training she would entertain the other astronaut candidates with her saxophone playing.

When she learned about being selected for the upcoming launch, Lucy wanted to know if she could bring her sax with her so she’d be able to play in while in the space station. But when, in her thick West-Virginia accent, Lucy asked her trainer if she could bring her sax with her, it came out sounding to him like she was asking if she could have sex in space.

“Lucy,” her trainer said, “I know that you consider West Virginia to be almost heaven, but you’re going to be in space for a number of months, so I think you need to get all of your primal urges out of your system before the launch. I suggest, if you need to, you should confine yourself to sex an Earth.” And then he added, “Just don’t get yourself knocked up, Lucy. There are no OB-GYN docs on the space station.”

10 thoughts on “Space Sax

  1. relaxitsallwrite November 17, 2020 / 10:17 am

    Haha! Clever 🙂 I suddenly wonder if space sex IS a thing? It must be, right? But, how do they contain all the jui- …..nm, I’ll just use my imagination

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  2. Marleen November 17, 2020 / 10:43 am

    I was wondering, last night, if there is sex on the space station.

    There is a “Baby Yoda” (plush) now, that came through the hatch.

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  3. newepicauthor November 17, 2020 / 11:29 am

    I have never considered West Virginia to be like heaven, as my brother-in-law grew up there and all he did was shoot squirrels for the family dinner, not my idea of heaven. Great story Fandango.

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    • Fandango November 17, 2020 / 2:20 pm

      Well, freshly shot squirrels are probably better than old roadkill!

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  4. missb November 18, 2020 / 1:46 am

    Lol. The trainer’s mind went straight there😅

    Liked by 1 person

  5. leigha66 November 22, 2020 / 11:58 pm

    What a misunderstanding there at the end. Oh wow, I haven’t heard that John Denver song in ages!

    Liked by 1 person

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