Saturday, 9 April 2011

Worldboats on the flood




Here's my entry for the Saturday Centus at Jenny Matlock's blog. The challenge is to write a story in 100 words, not including the phrase given, which this week is:

April showers bring May flowers...

I've decided to expand on the Worldboats concept, which was first introduced here by NetherWerks and is based on a comment by C'nor. I added my spin here.

Anyone can contribute to the Worldboat project or write a Saturday Centus entry.

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Meanings.

I have followed their world for seasons, their strange vessel arcing on among the stars.

I am a Peripolator.

I say they have come far, and are not as they were; that here in our cosmos many are more, but more are less, and many must exist in another place. Waiting.

That they have seen the seasons of realities beyond our comprehension, in strange outer climes. They change our weather. They passed our world and bestowed gifts and after all these generations we still do not understand.

There is something they fear. How can such beings know fear?

"April showers bring May flowers..."

Meanings.

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For more on some of the ideas here, read Owls and Pussycats from Beyond Space.
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16 comments:

Debra Ann Elliott said...

great blog!

Judie said...

What an interesting and clever blog! I'll be back for more!!

Sue said...

Nice to see a Centus with such a different flavor. Really intriguing.

=)

Viki said...

Very interesting take on the Centus. Beautifully written.

Nonna Beach said...

Great writing ! This reminds me of Stream of Consciousness exercises we did in creative writing and inspires me also to try one again sometime !

Porky said...

Thanks for the positive comments. I hadn't thought of it as stream of consciousness, but there certainly is some of that in there. I do like the added immediacy of the first person, and taking into account the limits of awareness is fun.

Ames said...

Very interesting blog. Well written!~Ames

Jaquandor said...

Ooooh, evocative SF is always welcome. Good stuff!

Tgoette said...

Wow! A surprising and original take on the prompt! Very nicely done!

Porky said...

Thanks very much, everyone. If it's all of those things, I'm happy!

Karen S. said...

Such a great and grand way to change up the usual in this prompt...I like the sci fi touch...!

Porky said...

Thanks, and 'change up the usual' is really a cool phrase!

Jo said...

Oh,I just loved this ... very well done!

Porky said...

Thanks very much! It's great to get such a positive reaction. The inspiration's not all mine of course - the project was set in motion by C'nor and given form by NetherWerks. All the material contributed so far is listed here.

Jenny said...

Oh my. You're raising the bar! Impressive word crafting here. I really enjoy the way you did this.

Welcome to Saturday Centus. I hope your experience was a good one.

Thank you for linking.

Porky said...

Very kind! Indeed it was, and I thank too you for making it possible. It's a lot of fun.