A driver for a small interstellar cab company picks up a passenger, who keeps wanting to go to where she probably shouldn’t go.
Music: “Neon Trip (B) Melody Loop” by Tao and Sound
Welcome to Year 9 of Storyfeather
Every year’s short stories (mostly) follow a theme. This year, I will turn the Wheel of Fiction to help me decide what to write. There are thirteen spokes on this wheel. Eight are occupied by the eight themes from the previous years of stories. One is a prompt to turn the wheel again. One is a wildcard (hmm…curious). And three are covered only in question marks. I suppose I’ll find out what’s beneath those questions as we go along.
Welcome to the WHEEL OF FICTION
The Wheel of Fiction landed on Music. And after pressing random on my music, I landed on “Planet Earth” by Duran Duran. And that made me think of having an 80’s themed look to the image for the story, the story of a cabbie who drives people around in space (maybe this was inspired by another Duran Duran song, “The Chauffeur.” It was fun and nostalgic looking up 80’s fashion, especially the high-top sneakers. Part of the reason the cabbie loves working for her company is that she doesn’t have to wear a boring uniform, or follow strict rules. This is probably also the reason a reckless passenger with inadvisable destinations in mind might choose the cabbie with the yellow jacket, fingerless gloves, and neon orange cab.
[Video Description: Duration, 11 seconds. Choice wheel made on the Spin the Wheel application. Thirteen spokes or slices in various colors, labeled as follows, clockwise from the top: Objects of Power (the “of Power” is not visible), Prompts, Definitions, Turn Again, Elements, Creatures, S.T.E.A.M., Wildcard, Revisitation, Music, Challenge, Draw!!!, Traveler. The title at top reads “The Wheel of Fiction V4” and below that the words “Spin the wheel.” Below that is a label on left, “Spin date: 7/12/22,” and a label at right, “Story: 8/28/22.” At top left corner is a flag icon labeled with the letter “F.” This represents a function of the application which interferes with true randomness by reducing the probability of receiving the same choice twice in a row. The wheel turns and lands on TURN AGAIN, TURNS and lands on MUSIC. As the wheel stops spinning, four cartoon planets appear at center, one with rings, and then a yellow taxi cab zooms into view from right and hovers in a wobbly pattern..]
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