We think we know their story. The asteroid. The extinction. But one person believes that the dinosaurs may have left more than their bones behind .
This story is from Year 8, The Year of Revisitation
I revisit one of the stories I’ve already written, and write a new standalone story connected to or inspired by the existing one through a character, a place, an object, a continuation of events (okay, sequel), and so on.
Music: “Immortals (seamless)” by Dark Fantasy Studio
This story was an exception to this year’s theme of revisiting previous stories. I wasn’t thinking of a particular previously written story when the idea came to me, or while brainstorming. However, there is an existing story with a similar enough premise: a mystery surrounding a prehistoric era, and the possibility that something from that era could have survived to the modern age of humans.
[Video Description: Trailer. Duration, 31 seconds. Music: “Immortals (seamless)” by Dark Fantasy Studio. Digital drawing. The fossil of a triceratops, seen head on from a three-quarters profile, facing left, is either etched in a sandy stone slab, or is standing in front of the slab. The slab is etched with scratches and fern leaf stems. Title card with the words “Short Story” and “Genre: Science Fiction” are displayed in front of the image. Below it is the title. The title card and title fades and lines from the story appear over the image: “They saw it coming. And at first they were helpless. Despite how far they’d come in their hundred-million-plus years of existence, they were helpless to stop the asteroid that was headed right for them. So they didn’t stop it.” An animated asteroid appears and zooms away as the last lines appear and fade. A watermark of the site URL appears at bottom center throughout.]
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