This week’s Prompt Comes from the 1978 movie Alien. The final line in the movie (other than “come on cat”) is this:
I should reach the frontier in
another five weeks. With a
little luck the network will
pick me up…This is Ripley,
W564502460H, executive officer,
last survivor of the commercial
starship Nostromo signing off.
I have always liked this concept, of being the last last person alive after a disaster. So the stories this week should be about that person, the last survivor. You can can tell the story, as this movie did, about how they became the last survivor, or tell the story of what they did after that point, or even what they are thinking now, right after they have given such a speech. You don’t need to use such a speech in your story, but you should make it clear that your POV character is the last survivor. Please remember that the Alien(s) franchise is still under copyright and I don’t think it would be a good idea to do fanfic for this one. In other words your main character should NOT be Ellen Ripley.
All Stories for this prompt are due by Midnight Sunday January 17th. Email the text of the story and a recording if you would like me to include it in the podcast to greathites at Gmail dot com
good luck. And don’t forget to come out to the site and vote for your Favorite stories this week. Remember to tell all your friends to come out and join in the fun.