Wednesday Prompt Smash: Activate The Emergency Beacon

Prompt: “Activate the emergency beacon” Word Limit: 200 words All was quiet on the bridge, warning lights blinked on and off. In the vacuum of space, the craft drifted, a gaping hole in the side. Most of the crew had been lost in the attack, the majority of what remained were asleep in cryo chambers. [...]

Wednesday Prompt Smash: 20 colonies of mankind

Prompt: 20 colonies of mankind Word Limit: 400 words “All aboard the Centurion, our magnificent cruise will be travelling to all 20 of mankind’s colonies!” “Is it safe Mummy?” “Of course it is sweetie, we’ll be safe on board the centurion and plus humans aren’t that bad.” Hordes of people boarded the Centurion intergalactic spaceship; [...]

Saturday Word of the Day: Frondescence

*Frondescence: leafage; foliage “What strange frondescence, I’ve never seen so many colour hues before.” Miki remarked as they trekked through the jungle. “Do you think we could take some samples back to Maranea?” “No Miki, we’re not here for plant samples.” Commander grunted from the front of the line, Miki the ever curious botanist pouted… [...]

Saturday Word of the Day: Sociolect

*Sociolect: a variety of a language used by a particular social group; a social dialect “Dr Isano, it’s a pleasure to have you on board.” “Thank you General, I look forward to working with you and your team here.” “Dr Isano, your file says you speak Ragonik?” “Yes.” “We were wondering if you might be [...]

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Alien mating ritual

A/N: Hope everyone enjoys this week's piece! Don't forget to check out Tim's work over at Flights of Fantasy. Prompt: Alien Mating Ritual Word Limit: 300 words “What have you discovered of the aliens, Dr Bhatna?” The commander step into place beside the good doctor to stare at the alien specimens, kept within a specially [...]

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Times you can get lost in

A/N: Tim's work Prompt: Times you can get lost in Word Limit: 300 words Winifred Lockseer was the foremost temporal navigation expert at the Chronological Consortium (CC for short). She was quick witted, well balanced and highly knowledgeable of instance rips and the eras they led into. Manifred Wineheart was the exact opposite of Winifred [...]