30 Days Second Semester: 30, Vas’ World, Coming Up

For the 30 Days Meme Second Semester, for the prompt “30) The story ends with ‘coming up’.”

This come directly after #1 in this series – “It’s going down.” (LJ Link). Vas’ World.

“Someone built it,” Suki assured him, not for the first time. “We might not have met builders yet, but elevators don’t grow organically.”

“I know. That’s my issue,” Vas finally admitted. “Look at the pulley. It’s nearly identical to ones we have back on Earth. The horses,” he lowered his voice, despite the fact that the damn things seemed telepathic, “are remarkably similar to horses on Earth. Even the walls we found are reminiscent of old New England cobblestone walls. It’s eerie.”

“Theory of common construction from common need?” Suki asked. She didn’t sound like she believed it, either. “Simple tools are simple tools on any planet. We found wrenches on Mondant Three.”

“Wrench-like tools,” Vas sighed, not certain why he was still bothering. “Not something you could have picked up from Sears.”

“You couldn’t pick that pulley up at Sears, either. Or the horse.”

“But do you really believe the parallel evolution bullshit some of the pseudo-scientists put forward?”

“In some cases it’s provable. The Antoni, for example…”

“Were cat-like, yes. Cat-like and with some behaviours that could be considered feline. But they were hexapodal.” He knew he sounded peevish. The elevator bugged him, more than even the horse-like creatures, and it seemed as if everyone was ignoring his concerns. “Not just scaled-up pastel horses.”

Suki peered over the edge, making Vas’s stomach lurch. “Mmm. You may have bigger things to complain about soon…” She trailed off. “For a certain definition of bigger.”


“You’ll see. She’s coming up.”

The List:
1a) the story starts with the words “It’s going down.” (LJ Link)
1b) the story starts with the words “It’s going down.” (LJ Link)
2) write a scene that takes place in a train station.
3) the story must involve a goblet and a set of three [somethings]
4) prompt: one for the road
5) write a story using an imaginary color
6) write the pitch for a new Final Fantasy styled RPG (LJ Link)
7) prompt: frigid (LJ Link)
8) write a scene in the middle of a novel called “The Long, Dirty Afterwards” (LJ)
9) prompt: mourning dead gods (LJ)
10) write a story set in three different time periods. (LJ)
11) Write a movie trailer style trailer for a story, existing or not-yet-written. (LJ)
12) prompt: sweet iced tea (LJ)
13) re-write a story that everyone knows (LJ)
14) write a vanilla story dealing with kinky subject matter (LJ)
15) prompt: ascension (LJ)
16) write a scene that takes place at the end of a long road trip. (LJ)
17) write an uncomfortable story (LJ)
18) prompt: a step too far (LJ
19) write a story in which something goes BOOM. )LJ)
20) Write the end of the story ‘The Purple Bag. (LJ)
21) Roll a d20 twice. Combine the themes of the two previous stories for those numbers. (LJ)
22) Prompt: White Knight (LJ)
23) write a scene that takes place in a place that is war-torn (LJ)
24) prompt: founding fathers (LJ)
25) write a story set in a library LJ
26) Prompt: Elemental LJ
27) write a story using only one period. (LJ)
28) write a story set in a laundromat (LJ)
29)…Re-write that prompt as a Spaghetti Western or Melodrama (LJ)

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0 thoughts on “30 Days Second Semester: 30, Vas’ World, Coming Up

  1. Oh man, the horses! One gets ideas about sentient planets and such here. Making the scenery fit the mindset and expectations… Interesting.

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