Thursday, 28 October 2021

MuseBlog Fanfiction, Part 1

We've had Muse fanfiction, Muse Harry Potter fanfiction, Muse Eragon fanfiction, and goodness knows what else. This is the next logical step. The setup: The year is 2020. The heroes: a few dozen young men and women, most in their late 20s. Fifteen years earlier, four friendly-seeming but mysterious people gathered them on what was then known as the World Wide Web, dropped hints about an important destiny or mission they were to fulfil, and then vanished. Over the years, some of the group kept in touch; others drifted apart. Now a great danger has brought them all back together again... (Mid-story sample below the fold.)

The year is 2020. The heroes: a few dozen young men and women, most in their late 20s. Fifteen years earlier, four friendly-seeming but mysterious people gathered them on what was then known as the World Wide Web, dropped hints about an important destiny or mission they were to fulfill, and then vanished. Over the years, some of the group kept in touch; others drifted apart. Now a great danger has brought them all back together again…
[Continued above.]

“Zark,” Sweet Melpomene said at last. “This is big. Really big. And BAD.”

“Do you think–” Widdershins looked around at the others. “Do you think the GAPAs knew?”

Juliette shrugged. “You mean ‘knew’ as in ‘had foreknowledge of’? Like Hari Seldon and his psychohistory? Not zarking likely.”

“I’m not so sure,” Purple Panda said. “They sounded as if they did. There was one thing in particular that Robert posted, just a few days before…”

“Robert!” FrigidSymphony scoffed. “That old fraud. He’d be the last person I’d listen to.”

Shadowkat reached across the table and tousled FrigidSymphony’s waist-long hair. “Still smarting from that time he banished you, are you, Fridgey?” she teased.

“That has nothing to do with it,” the musician shot back. “I just found Rebecca and the other Administrators more helpful.”

Alice looked pensive. “I always wondered about Rosanne,” she said. “She seemed very quiet and sweet, but I got the impression that there was a lot more to her than that. I suspect that she was the brains of the outfit, the one pulling the strings. And then one day they were all just–gone…”

For a moment, the group sat in uneasy silence.

“Anyway, they did their job,” Red-tailed HAWK said at last. “They got us together. Now we’ve got a job to do.”

“Then what are we waiting for?” Ebeth burst out. “There’s no time to lose. Let’s get out there and DO it.”

“Not so fast,” Prarilius Canix said. “We can’t afford to rush into this. It’s too important for that. Failure is not an option here. We have to be sure what we’re dealing with.”

E2MB smiled grimly. “Well, whatever it is,” he said, “one thing is for sure: it is definitely NOT mostly harmless.”


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