Welcome to Unofficial Literary Challenge #41: "Fates Unknown"!Prompt 1: "Tempus Fugit" from @shadowslasher410
Prompt 2: "Brave New Worlds" from @hawku001x
- You beam aboard Deep Space 9 for some much needed shore leave and find the Department of Temporal Investigations waiting for you. You're under arrest... for something you haven't done yet! You are to be temporally reintegrated with your future self, and then made to stand trial for your future crimes. What is your reaction to the situation at hand? What crime(s) did you commit, and why? How do you react to your future self's deeds?
Prompt 3: "Follow you into the Dark" from @moonshadowdark
- Your Captain and crew encounter a new species in the depths of space. What's their name? Where are they from? What do they look like? Are they hostile, or friendly? Do their cultural or social differences impact First Contact, or is it a smooth affair?
- As your captain is in their personal quarters, they find themselves reflecting on the sacrifices that they had made recently. A fallen crewman, a loss in family, the death of an academy friend, etc. This bout of quiet memoriam is punctured by the appearance of an unknown being claiming to be Death itself. It offers to bring back one person who has passed from the mortal coil for a conversation and then a choice. Your captain will be asked to offer one soul in exchange for the fallen. The dead may use the conversation to state it's case for resurrection. Will your captain entertain the conversation? Will they accept the offer?
As usual, no NSFW content.
The discussion thread is here
The LC Submission thread is here
Index of previous ULCs (click ULC 31 for earlier entries):
Index of previous ULC Annuals: