F3, Week 32: Let’s Start Something

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Prompt by Joyce Juzwik

Invaders from other planets, giant ants out in the desert, robots from the future, dinosaurs from beneath the sea… These wannabe conquerors travel here from outer space, journey through space and time, dig themselves out from under the ground, or rise up out of the waves onto the sand of a beach resort. All so different, yet all with the same goal. They are all planning to start something.

This week, we want YOU to start something, and we’re giving you the tools. Let’s show those giant worms and T-Rex’s how we get things rolling. Here are your choices:

  1. I crouched behind the counter trying not to make a sound.
  2. He tried to remember who had talked him into this.
  3. She had been warned, but now it was too late.
  4. It had just been here, and now we couldn’t find it.

Prompt: Begin your story with one of the sentences listed above

Genre: Science Fiction

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, April 7, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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