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“I’ll Want That Back” for #Loveuary Day Two

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:


  • Art Deco

  • emu


Lise (my daughter, aged 12.5):

  • sparkly

  • blue


  • fishnet stockings


There’s still plenty of room left in the prompt pool, so jump in! =)

Come on back tomorrow, and don’t forget to stop by and see Ritu and the other posters, as well!


I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

4 thoughts on ““I’ll Want That Back” for #Loveuary Day Two

    1. He’ll be the subject of today’s post, too – once I get it posted, that is! =D
      And I’ve got ideas at least for his next snippet or two. And a bit more on the emu.

    1. Oh, yes. Trip has led an interesting – and sometimes shiny and colorful! – life. I had no idea where this is going when I wrote it, but the next bits are getting a little clearer, and the chapter I’m percolating is taking shape. Thanks for the opportunity to join in, RItu!

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