Writing Prompt: Day 155

155.jpgDay 155 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write about a character traveling in an unknown universe.

Erin: No one told me that the experimental rocket ball was going to be shot straight out of our universe. The one I was in now had an atmosphere more reminiscent of water than a gas, only more gelatinous. The goo had a purple tinge. There was little planet like squares every mile or so. All the sudden out of nowhere I was flipped upside down and could not steer the ship at all to get it flipped back up. I was starting to feel the blood rush to my head, but that was not my major concern. My number one worry was that I was not the only creature in this universe.

Shannon: From the helicopter I could see the ground was divided into sections of color, instead of objects. It looked like a completed trivial pursuit game piece with all the colors meeting at the center, and the separation line wasn’t jagged. It was a perfectly straight divide, and I didn’t know how it was possible. I was flying over the blue zone into the purple one as a felt a little turbulence and the color of the sky and clouds completely change to purple as well. It was as if each zone was protected by it’s own little dome. I wanted a closer look and I saw an open field for me to land just on the outskirts of the town. Hopefully its inhabitants were friendly.

I stepped out cautiously, expecting an angry crowd to have heard or seen my arrival. “Hey you can’t…” a man’s voice yelled from a distance and I couldn’t yet make out where he was coming from. Suddenly in a flash he was right in front of me, and I couldn’t stop myself from flinching. “What are you?” he questioned, examining my appearance as I examined his. He looked human, but his skin was covered in sliver scales that sparkled like glitter. His eyes were an intense purple, and his hair was a darker shade. All of his clothes were violet too. I watched his plum colored eyebrows lower as I felt his impatience with my lack of response.

“I’m a human and I’m lost,” I explained, confused by how we could speak the same language if he didn’t know what I was.

He looked shocked. “Seriously,” a smile lit up his face.

Bring your character out of this world.

One thought on “Writing Prompt: Day 155

  1. From here I could have sworn the sky had turned to immovable stone shot through with rivers of molten silver and gold, flowing and meshing together in a cacophony of stark elements alive in a motionless universe. At the distant horizon line I watched a rainbow swirl of colours begin to mix with the metal, pushing it down the labyrinth like it was oil in water. But my attention was captured by the strange, wriggling trees that dotted a barren landscape painted slate grey with rice-like granules. The wandering saplings continued in a line, marching toward where I stood, their mighty blue branches writhing in the midnight light. Even as I eyed them nervously, the sight was too captivating to make a sudden move, lest they turn tail and run.
    I cautiously took a few miniscule steps forward with one hand gripping about the smooth ice, which made up enormous dunes behind me, and the other clutching a frozen key to my chest. There was a terrifying moment where I thought I may not be capable of turning around and heading back through the semi-open door I knew would be there, but the horror passed when I remembered to breath.
    Everything faded in an instant as I stepped back through the portal, slamming the shining door behind me.


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