Ruby & Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space

Book 5: Wormhole by Brenda Colbath

My eternal thanks to the Weller family for allowing me to publish these stories about their families fabled adventures in outer space.

Ruby and Nolan adopted us the first day we parked our RV in their driveway in Seattle, Washington for a couple of weeks one summer while visiting our Daughter Dawnzella Gearhart.  They knew when our RV curtains opened; it was okay to come down and visit with us and imagine driving our Motor Home on imaginary adventures.  

 I loved sewing and crocheting the Barbie and G. I. Joe clothes for Ruby and Nolan.  As Ruby and Nolan out-grew them, finding the right thing for their Christmas presents became difficult.  One year I got a wild idea and had a blast sending their whole family into space, traveling several light years from Earth, via a wormhole, and settling on a new planet.  That was five years ago and five books later they are still asking for more chapters.

Ruby and Nolan’s nickname for my daughter Dawnzella as Uncle Dawnzereli.  When I was looking for a name for the children’s dragon friend, I chose Donzereli.  Like the dragon in our story, she is brave and strong.   Thank you, Dawnzella, for allowing me to turn you into a dragon, a boy dragon!   

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Text Copyright © 2018  Brenda Colbath all rights reserved.  No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system in any form or by any means without prior written permission of the author. All characters in this book are fictitious, except the Weller family, and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental.

Other Children’s Books: by Brenda Colbath

Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space Book 1: The Hatchling  

Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space Book2: Dragon Flight

Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space Book 3: The Keep

Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space Book 4: The “Others,”

Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space Book 5: Wormhole 

My latest children’s book

Sleep Travelers Book 1: The story of Ning, Dog, and Boss A story of a young girl’s nighttime adventures with her imaginary friends, a dog, a parrot, and a Siamese cat.  In this book they go to the Zoo and play with the animals.


If you have read the four previous books, you can skip right over this and go to Chapter 1 of the story. 

The Weller family agreed to be part of a settlement on a newly discovered uninhabited planet several light years from Earth, via a newly discovered wormhole.   Ruby and Nolan found a pretty rock; discovering it was an egg they were surprised to find out that the chicken they thought was inside was something else!  As a result, the intelligent beings living in the north mountain became friends.  Donzereli, their friend, invited them to his home. Unfortunately, no one thought to tell their parents!  They also didn’t tell anyone about their fishing trip, when the “Others” kidnapped them, the introduction of another group of inhabitants resulted. Ruby, Nolan, Bonnie, Shamus, and Dr. Allen try, but can’t seem to stay out of trouble.

In this book, three people show up via the wormhole to view the progress of the settlement.  The Weller family must find a way to introduce two clan’s of indigenous inhabitants to a group of Consortium representatives, who recently learned their uninhabited planet is inhabited by more than the settlers they transplanted.

Convincing corporate representatives that making friends will give them a more significant return on their investment than taking the rich resources by force if necessary is the desire of the Settlers. 

After months of uncertainty about their future, the Weller family decide they need a fun week at the beach.  While Mom and Dad sleep in the shade, our two adventurers play in a sheltered cove with warmish water only waist deep.

What could go wrong with a week camping at the beach?  Could someone we know and love stumble into another adventure on New Earth?  

         Chapter 1  Assignments   

Ty and Robin Weller sat quietly discussing their presentation to the representative of the Consortium, Mr. Hendricks, who will arrive in a few days.  They agreed on the extent of Ruby, Nolan’s, and the other youngster’s involvement in the adult discussions concerning the fate of the colonies on New Earth.  

Fear and uncertainty weighed heavily on the minds of Ruby and Nolan, perched on each end of the couch to say goodnight to their parents.  “We will have the history of our meeting the dragons finished tomorrow, but, I am curious about why we are leaving the Others out of the story.  They are as friendly as the dragons and have tons of information about the southern part of the planet to share.” Ruby said.  Nolan nodded his head in agreement.

“We don’t know why Mr. Hendricks is coming here, and what the Consortium’s plans are for our planet.  Your report is important because we need to show Mr. Hendricks how much progress we have made and that the inhabitants we have encountered are friendly.  We plan to present your report of the Others to him once he accepts the dragons as friends and allies to us.” Ty answered.

Ruby and Nolan said, “Okay, we understand your explanation, and it makes sense.  We worked hard on our report, and hope Mr. Hendricks understands and  believes it too.” 

Ruby and Nolan said as they both started yawning.

“We know you worked hard on the report and are anxious to preview it, tomorrow night.  We are sorry you could not show our entire history and had to be brief, we want Mr. Hendricks and the Consortium to understand that we not in danger.” Ty said.  

As they headed to bed, Robin said, “Don’t stay up all night talking, you need your sleep.”

“Okay, see you in the morning.” 

Once the kids were in their rooms, Robin turned to Ty and said, “It’s the time to come clean; you must have an idea of why the Consortium is sending Mr. Hendricks.” 

“All I know for sure is that the Consortium is not happy learning about the Dragons.  Mr. Hendricks doesn’t believe they are intelligent beings and can cloak their bodies.  From the questions, he asked I think he is expecting to see huge fire-breathing dragons flying all over our planet.  I opted not to share with him that we can “talk” with them telepathically, or that we have also acquired the ability to talk to each other, and I have to admit it took me by surprise,” He said.

Me too; I think we will discover many things about New Earth; if we get the chance.  I believe we have merely scratched the surface, and  I am looking forward to learning more about both of our neighbors

and other secrets to be unearthed.” Robin said. 

“Counselor Juger and Damon have allowed us to discover their secrets, up to a point.  I wish we knew what the Consortium’s motives are for this unexpected visit. I am convinced Mr. Hendricks will not be forthcoming about the Consortium’s plans for New Earth and us.” Ty said.

“I hardly think Mr. Hendricks is visiting us for pleasure; wouldn’t it be helpful if we could read his mind?” She said with a wicked grin. 

“Oh No!  How would I ever keep your Birthday and Christmas presents a secret?”

“Were you ever trying to do that?” she answered sweetly.

Published by Time Traveler of Life

Biography Creating worlds, characters, and wielding power like a madwoman, making my characters happy, sad, angry, and some of them with no redeeming qualities. I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I sometimes laugh out loud when I am writing a scene, and I have been known to cry when one of my favorites has to die. I am a left-handed Gemini, what do you expect? Reading bedtime stories to my two children until they fell asleep or until they just told me to go away, was fun. Making up wild stories for my grandchild, and creating Halloween costumes from Cowboys to a Dragon, was another favorite thing to do. I missed that so much when they were grown, that I started writing. My yearly newsletters frequently were drafted third-person by my Love Birds, Miranda our motorhome, and by Sir Fit the White Knight, our faithful Honda. Throughout the years, some of my creative talents centered around writing letters of complaint expressing my displeasure with services or products. One crucial, at least to my Son, was a note to our local school bus driver petitioning her to allow him back on the bus. He was kicked off for making an obscene gesture at his buddy. I reminded her that it was not directed at her, and that “obscenity can be in the eye of the beholder,” kids use that gesture as a greeting. He rode the bus until he graduated. I loved driving my English teacher crazy. Leaving a “continued next week” at the end of my five handwritten pages required each week. He was one of many people that suggested I “do something about my writing.” I graduated from the School of Hard Knocks at the top of my class. After 30 years, in the trenches as a Real Estate Professional, I have found that truth is stranger than fiction. My books are filled with characters I met in that profession. Their names were changed to protect the guilty. Others were from people we met traveling around the country in Miranda, our Motorhome. I am married nearly 60 years to the love of my life, Shirl, and partner-produced two exceptionally talented children, and one grandchild who is our pride and joy.

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