Sunday, September 23, 2018

Writing Prompt: The Free Write: The Blues

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

This week’s prompt is a free write, so take the seed below and run with it. It doesn’t have to turn into anything (unless you want it to, of course), just let the words flow and see where they go.

Write down this opening sentence and follow it wherever it goes:

There was entirely too much blue.

Write as much or as little as you’d like.

1 comment:

  1. There was entirely too much blue. A planet with abundant water was a rare and precious gift, but there needed to be some land, and more than just the few volcanic atolls that dotted this one.

    There wasn't much time: the colonists would be here in a mere millennium. Monitor _Izanami_ had its work cut out for it.

    The monitor, a minor moon coaxed from Saturn's orbit centuries ago, inventoried it's assets. Thermal scans had located a few large magma plumes below the water; it could create super-volcanos with those. And like any stellar system, this one included an abundance of asteroids of all sizes, that could be guided down to sculpt the planet below.

    With these _Izanami_ would do the heavy work. Then it would seed the oceans with genetically-tailored algae and bacteria to clean up afterwards, and transform the atmosphere into a Terran one. The colonist would have to put the finer touches on the world themselves.

    It christened the serene blue orb Galatea, and set to work destroying that azure peace. Blue was by far _Izanami's_ favorite color, but the children of Earth needed more.