posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 11:42 AM
The chilled air swirls around you, as you stand on the blip's deck. Looking down, you see an all consuming darkness, one which blankets the landscape
below. You know the great forests which lie beneath you almost by heart, for you have stared at them, yearning, day after day. What mysteries their
green canopies might hold have tugged at your imagination ever since you were a child. Glancing back up at the familiar sky around you, you see shapes
in the darkness moving. The clouds, those lazy giants, lumber through the air around you. Tugging your jacket closer, you look as great flashes of
light shatter the darkness, cutting deep gashes within the clouds. Worry grows in your heart, and you turn to hurry inside your ship. Clambering back
into the safety of the blip's cabins, you think to yourself a thought you have thought many times before...
"I wonder what it would be like to land?"
In the world we live in, we began, and still mostly live, on land. However, since the invention of the air plane, Man has flocked to the skies. It is
our job to write a story which takes place in a world, or a time, when mankind remains airborne, and it is the ground which is feared as unsafe. There
is no length requirement or limitation, simply a command to tell a complete story.
That is my idea for a contest, one I think, would produce many well written adventures into such a world. What do you guys think?