#FF Prompt: Colony

Write about a colony on another planet or in space. Bonus points for building in the theme of the classical elements (earth, wind, fire, water) and/or for approaching it from the perspective of an alien species.

500-1,000 words
Deadline: 2pm on Friday 10th August 2018


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6 thoughts on “#FF Prompt: Colony”

    1. This is a really interesting take on both the prompt and my musing about orangutan fiction.😀 I think that there is a lot of mileage here, and I like the diversity stuff that you’ve woven in too. One of the things that I like about orangutans is that they have a sense of humour and are sometimes Mischievous. I’ve heard the difference between our great ape cousins described thus: give them a camera and a chimp will smash it on a rock, a gorilla will study it and hand it back, and an orangutan will carefully take it to pieces and give you the pieces back one by one…

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  1. OK three excellent stories. I liked your reveal David; just the sort of twist I like to use. Debs you may not have had inspiration yesterday, but you came up with a winner. I could almost hear echoes of John Wyndham there. Stu’s I’ve commented on on his blog, but yes we need more of Orang-utans in Space in fact more Orang-utans period. If I hadn’t been so busy catching up after being away at the Dorothy L Sayers Convention over the weekend I might have lobbed one of my own in. Maybe I’ll send one to Tortoise (eventually).


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