Ritu from But I Smile Anyway decided to run a last-minute blog hop she’s calling #Loveuary, which feels like a perfect time to for me explore the next three chapters of my Star Trek: Enterprise TnT fan fiction story, Love and Loss – a hundred words at a time.
I’m using word prompts for each day, randomly gathered. If you’d like to add to the pool, list your choices in the comments – bonus points if they don’t sound especially like they’d fit a science fiction story. I love a challenge!
I’ll highlight the prompt words, and identify today’s contributors at the end of the post.
Oh, one last thing before we get to the story. Standard disclaimer applies. These stories are written for love, not for profit, and will always be shared freely. No copyright infringement intended.
“I’ll Want That Back”
Malcolm chuckled and wiped his eyes again. “Well, sir, I guess it’s just as well that I filched the photo, so I could copy it and show it to T’Pol when she gets back to the ship.” He pulled something out of his pocket and tossed it to Jon. “I’ll want that back, sir.”
It was a holo-chip. Jon engaged it –
And was confronted by an image of a young, grinning Trip, circled by a spiraling, twisty Art Deco staircase, sitting astride what looked like an emu, and wearing a tutu, a feather boa – and sparkling blue fishnet stockings.
And that’s it! I know there’s got to be some kind of explanation for this, other than Trip just being Trip. But I’ll confess that I don’t exactly know what it is, yet…and I think tomorrow will take us elsewhere, to an actual love story of sorts.
Stay tuned for more details on the emu, though!
Today’s prompt contributors:
Lise (my daughter, aged 12.5):