Flash Fiction Challenge: Your Very Own Space Opera
Salacious Crumb, Jabba’s pet, indeed crawled maimed from the Sail Barge wreckage, going on to create a vast clone army of himself known as the Knights of Crumb.
Wedge steps into his apartment on Rebel-occupied Coruscant. Weary from defeating the true villain (a 30-meter tall, weaponized Gonk droid piloted by the mind-controlled, reconstituted corpse of Jek Porkins), he tosses the keys to his X-Wing on the side table and reaches for the light switch.
The lights flicker, then fade.
Surprised, Wedge looks up to see a hooded figure standing across the room, silhouetted against the Coruscant cityscape. The figure speaks.
“Mr. Antilles, you’ve just stepped into a whole new galaxy. You just don’t know it yet.”
The figure turns and lowers the hood of his tattered Jedi robe, revealing a gleaming bald head and an eyepatch.
“My name is Mace Windu. I’m here to talk to you about the Lobot Initiative.”
Thrawn & Mara Jade make a cameo as nomads on Tatooine before being run over by a rogue podracer dubbed ‘The Canon.’
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Time for this week’s challenge.
It’s a simple one, and based off the fact that it’s been a very Star Wars-flavored week for me…
You should write 1000 words of space opera.
That’s it. Them’s the only rules. One genre. One story. Flash fiction. Normal rules apply: write it at your online space, link back here, due by next Friday (the 18th) by noon EST.