Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Group Story: Science Fiction

At CIC, we've created many genre masterpieces together: fantasy, western, drama, mystery. We've even created a cookbook, and whipped up a limerick. But can you believe we've never done one of the most important genres in existence??? Why this genre covers space and time, the finite and the infinite, the right and the wrong of the universe. By now we're sure you know what we're talking about! And what do you think it is....?? Guess. Go on, guess.

No, it's not Romance.

Romance??? What kind of relationships have you been in??

No, we're talking about Science Fiction, of course!

Let's start with these two characters. They are clearly on a vital mission to a planet not their own. They have important things to do. They have to bridge the distance between two worlds and.......no, they are not having a romance. Would you get off the romance thing please? Anyway, they are clearly doing something important, and we're going to write a story about it.


And that story, btw, will not have any romance in it. No sireee. No romance.

The story could, however, include some instructions about how to get rid of this slimy purple blob that keeps following us everywhere. Word to the wise: if you see a flying saucer and a slimy purple blob comes out of it, and it tells you that it's ex-girlfriend never understood it, and how lovely your eyes look in the yellow glow of the nuclear engine, do NOT invite it to dinner. Yes, it's tempting, but resist. You'll thank us later.

So, anyway, back to the story, which will include no purple blob romance whatsoever. What it will include, however, is: Science Fiction!

A CIC Science Fiction Masterpiece!

24 comments:

Mira said...

Okay, I'll start:


It seemed like an ordinary day when Zook and Mook went out to the ballgame.

However, it was not. It was not an ordinary day. Nor was it, by any stretch of the imagination, a ballgame.

Ricky said...

They were, in fact, on their way to a very special event unique to their green-hued species.

Lazaro said...

They wanted to eat some brains!

Ricky said...

No, Lazaro, I don't think that was their intention...

Anonymous said...

Brains are too goopy.

They wanted to eat some nice human organs. They saw a movie once, and were especially interested in the liver.

With a nice bottle of Chianti.

Nevin said...

But first they needed to attend a special screening of a very different movie: Making Friends Across the Galaxy. In this movie, they would learn that it's not nice to eat other species. We should always be nice!

Vic said...

Feeding on an unknown species can be dangerous, that's for sure. They need to be careful.

By the way, I hope their blood isn't green. That would be disgusting.

Bo said...

Where are the space babes? This story is going nowhere.

Space Babe said...

Here I am, Bo.

You look....delicious.

Ricky said...

So Bo and the Space Babe ditched the special movie screening, leaving Zook and Mook wondering what the heck happened.

Vic said...

I bet they were pissed, like I always am when Bo steals a girl.

Nevin said...

Zook and Mook are supposed to be committing themselves to intergalactic peace and harmony, Vic.

Vic said...

No, I think this means war...with Earth!!!

Kalila said...

Excellent! I didn't want this to be a romance or sex story, anyway.

Zook and Mook left the movie and started rounding up volunteers for an attack fleet of flying saucers!

Attack fleet of Flying Saucers said...

Here we are. Where you want us, boss?

Candy said...

The movie had inspired Zook and Mook to head off to the nearest, distant world in the fastest, slowest spaceship they could find.
"Ok!" They always spoke in unison which was good when they sang in the galaxy choir. "All you flying saucer, lubbers, you are to escort us and with you there no one in the new/old world will see us coming or going,. Start your engines!"

Olivia Harper said...

I don't know where to go with this... I'm in a modern-day fantasy disguised as women's fiction... what the heck do I know about science fiction?

Laura Martone said...

Olivia, just because you're in a modern-day fantasy disguised as women's fiction doesn't mean you can't IMAGINE a science-fiction tale...

Sigh. Okay, fine, I'll give it a go...

So, off Zook and Mook went, flying into the galaxy with their attack fleet of flying saucers when, low and behold, they came upon the crew of the Serenity firefly, who convinced them to stop attacking everybody and help them smuggle stuff instead. And for a while, all was well... until, that is, FOX cancelled their show, and their loyal fans decided to stage a revolt against every last TV executive in the universe...

Christine H said...

Which was wonderful, because TV went away, people suddenly started buying books as if they were potato chips, and all the authors waiting to get published got huge contracts.

Everyone was happy.

Laura Martone said...

Ooh, I love a happy ending!

Christine H said...

But I just realized this is supposed to be sci-fi, not fantasy. *sigh*

Elaine 'still writing' Smith said...

Zook and Mook were at a loose end... the tail end of an amorphous Xagargrub with a bad case of the runs, but it wasn't moving anywhere.

Laura Martone said...

Ew, yuck. So much for the happy ending.

Mira said...

Lol