Hello, everyone, and welcome to the thirty-third edition of the Unofficial Literary Challenge: "What Happens on Drozana..."! Our theme this month is leisure time, and what happens when it goes pear-shaped.
Prompt 1: "Fleet Week" by @starswordc
You're docked in port between missions and give the all clear for the off-duty crew to go ashore for some well-deserved R&R. Do you head to the officer's club for a quiet drink, or is some hiking and fishing more your speed? And what wacky hijinks do the crew get up to when boilermakers are two-for-one at the local bars? Do they arrow for the tourist traps, or do they seek out more intellectual pursuits at libraries and museums? And how well does the Shore Patrol do at keeping a lid on the festivities and making sure everyone's back aboard when it's time to leave?
Prompt 2: "Tailhook" by @patrickngo
After a night of drinking you or one of your officers is charged with conduct unbecoming at a Fleet function by an officer from another ship/command. There are no recordings and the offense is difficult to prove or disprove, but for whatever reason command is taking the accuser's side and presuming guilt.
Prompt 3: "Entertainment Programming" by @takeshi6
How do you deal with it?
Entertainment programming has not gone away as the centuries have gone by - in fact, it has only grown. Even though the television has long fallen by the wayside, the programs that have been available on it have thrived, even as they moved on to new mediums. Some shows have survived the test of time relatively intact, with new hosts, some have spiritual successors, and some are radically different than their originals - and that's not counting the new shows that have arisen.
Write a short story about your captain watching their favorite program. What is the premise? What are its origins? How did your captain first get introduced to it? Why does your captain like it? Is there one moment they like more than others? And do other members of the crew enjoy the program?
As usual, no NSFW content.
The discussion thread is here
The LC Submission thread is here
Index of previous ULCs: [/color]
- The Kobayashi Maru
- Time After Time
- The Next Generation of Tribbles with Darkest Moments
- The Return of the Revenge of the Unofficial LC of DOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!!
- Back from the Dead?
- Gods of Lower Decks in Wintry Timelines
- Skippy's List: Starfleet Edition
- Revisit to a Weird Game, One of One
- In Memory of Spock
- Redux 1
- Delta Recruit
- Someone to Remember Them By
- In A.D. 2410, War Was Beginning
- The Sound of Q-sic
- Stand for the Crew
- A Future That Many Will Never See
- STO Thanksgiving
- Winter Wonderland Celebrations II
- Once In A Lifetime
- Coming Around Again
- In the Darkness
- The Company You Keep
- Battle Scars
- Mirror Wars
- Agents of Yesterday
- Love and Loss
- Extra Lives
- Death and Taxes
- Temporal Intrigue
- Redux, Reuse, Regift?
- There Are 31!
- New Year, New Changes