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This week, installment #3 in my serialized flash fan fiction story, “Mission Accomplished”. We begin where “Wasting Time” ended.
Trip and T’Pol have a job to do…and other ideas on how to pass the time…and that’s proving to be quite a distraction for the human half of this duo…
Note: Rated PG-13 for language, suggested nudity, and, well, suggestiveness…Reader discretion is advised.
“Vulcans Don’t Scowl”
“Vulcans don’t scowl- “
“Bullshit. You’re wasting time.”
“These clues lack specificity, or corroborating evidence.”
Trip read it again. “It seems pretty cut and dried to me.”
She just stared at him over the rim of her mug, her scent saying things she didn’t need to put into words. The little stopwatch in the corner of the screen said that they’d been talking for three minutes and thirty-three seconds, already. Damn. By the smell of her, she could be naked now, and all over him, if the Cap’n hadn’t decided they needed these damned ‘team-building exercises’.
Is T’Pol scowling, or isn’t she?
Are the clues as cut and dried as Trip thinks?
How much time will they waste?
Will Trip get to play with a naked Vulcan tonight?
Will they ever complete this mission?
Come on back next week to find out!
Need to Reread?
I was a bit stymied by this prompt, at first. Mysteries aren’t my thing, really. But that ended up being in my favor, and I had a lot of fun figuring out how to deal with this the way Trip and T’Pol might, if they were feeling feisty…
One of the reasons I participate in challenges like Story A Day September is that they encourage me to think outside of my own head, and my own experience. Adding a personal challenge, like fitting all of these prompts into my fan fiction universe ups the ante.
More than that, it feeds my creativity and expands my perspectives for all of my writing, and on into the rest of life, too.
Of course, I also get to play with Trip and T’Pol! =D
And, now, the obligatory disclaimer:
Trip, T’Pol, and Trek: None of these are mine. No money pads my bank account; this is a labor of love. Can I help it if these two unlikely lovers keep insisting I tell their stories? =)
Warning: There’s a bit of rear view Vulcan nudity at about 2:40…but this might explain why they like to argue…..