It’s May the Fourth, c’mon.
So obviously the only choice of what to write is:
So, get on that. Whatever it means, it means.
Length: ~1500 words
Due by: Friday, May 11th, noon EST
Post at your online space (“space”) —
Link to it in the comments.
GET THEE TO A SPACESHIP.
27 responses to “Flash Fiction: Space Operatics”
1482 words. Pretty close.
Space operas always have me stumped… so I hope this one is okay for the readers.
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A feeble offering–
I run a short story blog with friends, and this works perfectly with my story this week!
Planet Killers. 1495 words. SPACE OPERAAAAA!!!!
Hope everyone had a lovely Star Wars day.
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It’s short but relevant.
Nice prompt! 😀
Have always loved space operas!!
This is my take on the prompt:
In which I use 1,500 words in an attempt to give space opera a whole new meaning. (spoiler alert: there are no spaceships in this story)
Getting back on the writing train. Flash Fiction Friday: Space Opera is gooooooooooooo!
I liked this one. It was very Star Warsy. Flying the Tube sounds like flying R2-D2 through Spaaaaaccceeee….. Would definitely read more of Jonas!
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Looking at some of the others, I’m not sure I’ve gone operatic enough.
Unless this is a prologue to something else. Perhaps it needs to go into the incubator.
In any event, “Seeds of Empire,” 1472 words:
This was great! I want to read more Ambrosia Lonetree now! Seriously though, this story was very heartwarming and clever in equal measure.
An excellent vantage point!
I decided to cap off the Dark Half trilogy this week.
It ran a little long, but seeing as its the final chapter it felt appropriate. I hope I made it operatic enough since the first entry was more kung-fu noir in space.
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Well I tried
Gorgeous voice. I love the use of the questioning interjections. I was immediately immersed.
Awesome challenge! More of a short story but I just couldn’t make the music inference and stage changes work in 1500 words. 😉 Hope you enjoy https://wideeyedwanderingspoonie.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/a-silver-girl-so-bleu/
I am afraid I missed space opera and hit space ballet instead. I also missed wordcount and hit 1695 instead.
Pas de Deux (Entrée)
Did my best with the heroic melodrama 🙂 Live at midnight, west coast time.
“Unerringly” – heh heh. Loved the spirit and resourcefulness of this one.
A little backstory for my books 🙂
I think I missed the tone for space opera, but this was a fun first foray into space for me: Ricah’s Break, or, The XT1200 Trooper (because I couldn’t pick a name)