What Will You Write? #1 – Neptune

Welcome to the inaugural What Will You Write?

This is a series of writing challenges that I will post roughly every one to two weeks.  Each time, I’ll provide you with the beginning of a scene, and anyone who wants to attempt to finish the scene can give it a try.  I will also be providing you with the genre or type of story.  Please read my original post for more information.

Now, the rules are simple.

  • First, read what I’ve written.
  • Second, copy it and finish writing the scene.  Please keep your portion of the writing at less than 500 words.
  • Then, post your story to your blog.
  • Make sure you link back to this post so others can come and join in.
  • Make a post in the comments below with a link back to your post (it’s likely that if you use WordPress, there’ll be a pingback, but please leave a comment with the link nevertheless).

The deadline is 5 days from now.  Let’s make that 3:00 pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) on May 30th.  If it’s within a couple hours after that, I can accept it, but I don’t want to be too lenient.  I have to judge them all sometime.

After the deadline, I’ll read all of the entries and decide on who I think wrote the best scene.  Originality is very important.  I will judge it based on which one grabs my attention the most.  Once I’ve decided, I’ll post the winning story with a link back to the writer’s original post.  After that, I’ll include links back to everyone else’s entry so you can see what everyone wrote.

Now, because of this blog’s theme, I’m going to be asking you to write in the genre I write it, science fiction.  Here is the beginning of the scene:

Conrad opened his eyes to a view of a massive blue globe.  He jerked back and twisted around in the microgravity.  He touched something solid in front of him.  A window.

He pushed against the window and turned around.  Conrad scanned the small room, no larger than a public bathroom stall, and empty except for an EV spacesuit and door.  He studied the view through the window.  Neptune, he thought.  How did I get here?

Good luck everyone!