Raising Pib

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Challenge #03169-H260: They Only Look Harmless

A researcher decides, out of curiosity, to see if it's just human adults that are dangerous, and how far back that 'dangerous' could be listed. Then they read the study of a human toddler named Pib, and research other human toddlers aboard other ships that employ adult humans. Let's just say the kill counts for the toddlers, and the description of what these kids did, caused the researcher to end up in therapy, terrified of human children.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03024-h101-mostly-harmless-you-say -- Fighting Fit

Researcher Ornsen should have known that undertaking veracity research into the whole "Humans Are Space Orcs" thing was just asking for trouble. Ze started with noble intentions, which we all know is the final impetus on the slippery dip to Hades.

Case file: Human Pib. The first known toddler with a kill count. There were others that sprang up, but Pib was the first. Therefore, they were also the most notorious. The worrying part was that there was no de-escalation of incidents in Pib's record. In fact, the incidents seemed to be increasingly more precise.

Research into Human young was disturbing. Even at their most helpless, they could randomly emit any number of toxic substances. Debate continued to rage as to whether this was a survival mechanism or not[1]. However, the key point appeared to be when the Human larvae reached the stage where they could move themselves about and manipulate their environment. That was when things became -at least scientifically- interesting.

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Challenge #03120-H211: Captivating Artwork




People come running as that word bellows down the corridor. A pirate, one of the stragglers that hadn't been able to flee as fast as the others did when they learned the prowess of the humans guarding the ship, was stuck. Young Pib had gotten molasses all over the wall, almost finger-painting with it, and now the pirate's feathers were heavily stuck like a fly to flypaper. -- Anon Guest

It looked like a humorous cartoon come to life.

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Challenge #03024-H101: Mostly Harmless You Say

Pib's parents are on a station for a while as the ship they normally work on was in for repairs, and these repairs were going to take some time. The instructor at the primary school reads the transcripts of young Pib from aboard the ship and sees the injury / kill count of the child and their jaw drops. Some of the pirates wounded, or killed, by this larval human were not exactly amateurs, or small-fry. The parents just smile. -- Anon Guest

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Challenge #02977-H054: Fight Fire With...?

I love your stories of young Pib and the family that's living and working on a ship full of havenworlders. I've decided that Pib's naughty could be useful sometimes. Which is why the havenworlders take a large portion of it in good humor while the child is so young.

Oh, I know by some of your stories you like us to put the prompts in so here you go.


The pirate ship had them captured and

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