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10 July 2017 @ 09:25 pm
For a master post of all my fiction please see My master-list on DreamWidth.
 
 
14 July 2018 @ 08:17 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: Social Media
Word Count: 100
Rating: U
Challenge: 584
Characters: Lester, Danny


"Grun the Barbarian, you say," said Lester.

"Crusher of Skulls and Conqueror of Nations," Danny confirmed.

"... and Connor showed him Twitter? Can he even write?"

"Suprisingly well. He did mutter something about burning the accursed Monastery to the ground as he threw off its lily-livered chains of hypocritical piety and pointless academe."

"I see. Well I don't suppose anyone on Twitter will take him seriously."

Lester surveyed the anxious faces of his staff.

"OK, what aren't you telling me?"

"It is possible he called President Trump an orange-faced charlatan and challenged him to a wrestling match. Winner gets America."
 
 
09 July 2018 @ 08:35 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: Keeping Cool
Characters: OC
Rating: U
Challenge: 583
Word Count: 100


Elena had been working tours since she joined the safari park at sixteen. She had been horribly nervous at first. Even now her lucky stegosaurs came with her, tucked safely in a pocket, a memory of a childhood obsessed with animals (albeit extinct ones).

"I'm not sure what that light effect is. It must be some mirage due to the heat.

"On the right, we are just passing the monkey forest. If we're lucky we should already be able to see a few macaques.

"On the left..." Elena blinked "...on the left you can see a small herd of Eohippus."
 
 
04 July 2018 @ 08:09 am
Fandom: Primeval
Title: At the Beach
Challenge: 582
Word Count: 100
Character: Stephen
Rating: U


The crowds had left the beach long before Stephen had arrived, fleeing in panic from the scorpion. The creature was dead now and whatever clean-up crew the ARC was sending was yet to arrive. Stephen stood entirely alone.

He stared at the waves crashing on the shore. They were relentless and overwhelming.

Did his former colleagues, his former friends, know what he felt like? Did they think he'd just wandered off to his future, waving angrily at them as he left? Did they understand he felt like he was barely keeping his head above the water?

Not waving, but drowning.
 
 
21 June 2018 @ 09:46 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: To-do List
Challenge: 581
Word Count: 100
Characters/Pairings: Becker, Jenny/Sarah
Rating: U

There had been a horrific rush of activity: fighting a rearguard to the anomaly; bringing the bodies through; ambulances; shouting and ordering; getting back to the ARC.

Becker paused for a moment, his hands gripping the humvee's steering wheel, willing himself to get out of the car, make through the debrief and carry-on.

A scrap of paper fluttered on the passenger seat. He picked it up without thinking.

Sarah's scrawling script hit him like a blow:

Fetch Jenny's suit from dry cleaner
Buy anniversay present
Get hair done

Becker crumpled the note up and flung it out of the window.
 
 
 
15 June 2018 @ 08:57 pm
Fandom: Primeval

Author: lsellersfic

Title: No Regrets
Characters: Danny, Becker, Sarah, Connor
Word Count: 100
Challenge: 580
Rating: U

"Is that music?" Danny asked, inclining his head towards the anomaly.

Everyone fell silent. They were standing in the middle of a field. There was nobody for miles and nothing to see except the ball of broken light. A woman's voice sang out faint but clear, a melody on the breeze. Sarah took a step forward.

"Sarah!" Becker said warningly.

"Non, je ne regrette rien."

"But," Sarah said.

Becker shook his head. "No exceptions."

Sarah sighed. "I bet it's backstage at the Paris Olympia through there."

"It's French isn't it," Connor said. "What does she regret?"

Sarah smiled. "Absolutely nothing."
 
 
11 June 2018 @ 08:59 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: The Jurassic
Word Count: 100
Character: Danny
Challenge: 579
Rating: U

Danny wasn't entirely sure when he was. Geological epochs hadn't really been his thin. It was definitely dull, however, entirely harmless but dull as ditchwater. Besides he was getting tired of eating plants, so when an anomaly opened he ran through it with more than usual enthusiasm.

He paused in the new environment to take stock. He was standing on a hill side. He could see conifers and ferns, but no grass. Large creatures moved about in the plain below him. Danny squinted. They looked like stegosaurus.

He had a suspicion he might be yearning for dull again before long.
 
 
03 June 2018 @ 01:23 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: Stolen Goods
Characters: Becker, Jenny, Connor
Word Count: 100
Challenge: 578
Rating: U


Extract from ARC Report 532 by Captain Becker

At this point one of the velociraptors seized the anomaly detection device that Mr. Temple had place on a picnic table and carried it through the anomaly. I took the decision that the risk of contamination of the time line was low and opted not to pursue.

I was not aware, at that point, that the velociraptor had also stolen half a dozen coke cans, a toy car and a comemorative silver jubilee plate - all left behind by members the public. I believe Miss Lewis is dealing with the claims for compensation.
 
 
24 May 2018 @ 08:22 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: Kings and Queens
Rating: U
Word Count: 100
Challenge: 577
Characters: Jess, Lester

Jess pressed the emergency button that had been specially installed on the ADD. It had a little crest on it: a lion and a unicorn either side of a shield.

Lester was out of his office and by Jess's side with a speed that surprised her.

"Please not Balmoral again," he said. "There are only so many times we can afford to repair the place."

"Clarence House," Jess replied.

Personally she thought Balmoral would have been better. More remote.

Lester sighed theatrically. "I suppose, having thoroughly annoyed the current monarch, Cutter must naturally move on to the next in line."
 
 
19 May 2018 @ 05:48 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: Heads and Tails
Characters: Lester, Yvonne Hartmann (Dr Who)
Rating: U
Word Count: 100
Challenge: 576
Note: Did not work out so well for Yvonne


"Heard you were angling for the Torchwood job," Yvonne Hartmann said.

Lester shrugged. "Heard you were too."

Yvonne nodded. "You hear about the dinosaur thing?"

"Not much yet. Care to enlighten me?"

"There's a situation in the Forest of Dean that needs clearing up. After that who knows. Might be nothing, might be a chance to establish your own agency."

"I see the difficulty. Could be a big opportunity. Could be nothing."

"Christine Johnson is angling for both."

Lester felt himself make a face.

"I agree," said Yvonne. "So I suggest instead of competing, we toss for who gets which."