Mac and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Disclaimer: Star Trek: New Frontier and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day don't
belong to me. I'm just borrowing them from Peter David, John Ordovar, Paramount, Judith Viorst and others.
Author's notes: Inspired by a plot bunny from Anna on the NF-Fanfic list. This is just meant to be a little light-hearted piece.
I fell asleep in a chair and I woke up with a crick in my neck. When I got up, I tripped over the Padd I had dropped
last night and I dropped my pips down the sink by mistake. I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no
good, very bad day.
The replicator gave McHenry hot eggs and sausage and Elizabeth hot coffee. Guess who's breakfast was ice
I think I'll join Section 31.
In the turbolifts, Elizabeth, Robin, and Mark rode up to the bridge together. I had to go up with Zak. I said
there was plenty of room in the other lift, but they ignored me.
We were attacked by Redeemers and everyone liked Elizabeth's plan better than mine. And they said it was my
turn to work a double shift. I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrrible, no good, very bad day.
I went to the Team Room for lunch and found that they were having homemade desserts. Burgy had a
double-layered piece of chocolate cake for dessert. Ensign Beth had chocolate icecream with chocolate syrup
for dessert. Dr. Maxwell had strawberry pie with lots of whipped cream. Guess who's turn it was when they ran
out of dessert.
It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
That's what it was because Dr. Selar found a two cavities in me. Lt. Boyadjian and Si Cwan didn't have any. Dr.
Selar told me to come back next week and she'd fix it.
I said next week I was going to be in section 31.
On my way back to the bridge for my double shift the turbolift doors closed on my foot. Then the turbolift got
stuck and Elizabeth scolded me for getting back late.
I am having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day I told everyone, but they ignored me.
After I finally finished my shift, I joined the rest of the senior staff in the holodeck for a game of beach
volleyball. When we chose what silly hats we were going to wear, Elizabeth got a blue straw hat, Robin got a
purple straw hat, and Mark got a green Risan sombrero. They said all they had left by the time I got there was
the plain white baseball cap.
I hate white hats. They couldn't make me wear it. Guess who's eyes the sun shone into. The ball hit me in the
head and everyone laughed at me. Elizabeth told me that is why I was supposed to wear a hat. They didn't
have to make the sun so bright, did they? It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Elizabeth went to play poker instead of helping me with reports. I hate doing reports alone.
I stopped by the science lab and somehow ruined their experiment. How was I supposed to know that Ktarian
jumping rats don't like whistling? They asked me to never come by again.
My sonic shower stopped working, and I ripped my favorite pajamas.
When Elizabeth asked what was wrong I told heard I had had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day and I was
going to join section 31.
She laughed said some days are like that.
Even in Section 31.