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Date: 11-10-2020
Word Limit: 2000
Words Written: 13,654

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That trip back in time was fun, but now it's time to the future. A future that kind of was, and kind of wasn't.

I'm talking about the Space 70's.

When were the Space 70's you might ask? Well, they sort of straddled the 70's and the 80's. From about 1975 to 1984. It was a magical time when we thought things were only going to get better, and cooler, and weirder. And goddamn were the Space 70's weird. I remember this one time that Starbuck tried to quit flying in the middle of a war to be an agent for some lounge singers with four eyes. No, they weren't wearing glasses. They literally had four eyes. Two mouths, too... But that's a story for later.

So listen, I want you to write me a story inspired by the Space 70's, of up to 2000 words. It doesn't have to be specifically about the Space 70's, or even set in the Space 70's, or even be Sci-Fi. (though that might win you extra points!) But it does have to feature unbridled optimism about the future, and it's gotta have serious funk. Don't be afraid to let your freak flag fly!

If you request it, I'll give you an 8-track song to inspire you. If you really want to, you can :toxx: for a hell rule. NOTE - I do not give out easy hell rules! You can just :toxx: if you feel like it for the impetus to write, too - but make it clear that you do or do not want the hell rule to go along with it.

Write a story with up to 2000 words.
Write a story featuring wild optimism about the future.
Write a story that isn't afraid to get strange.

Fan Fiction*
Google Docs
Editing Your Post

Might, for bonus points
Write a story that's actually set in the Space 70's.
*Note: While brazen Fan Fiction is no good, you can make references to events in the Space 70's as if they were actual, historical events.

8 Total Submissions, 0 Total Failures: