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Drabble: Reference Points - athene
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Drabble: Reference Points

Written for primeval100 challenge 333: Past Prompts (Challenge 39: Helen). And with a slightly cheeky nod to the number of this week's challenge.

Title: Reference Points
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Helen
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Challenge: 333 – Past challenges (Challenge 39 – Helen)
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.




Helen stood on top of the rocky promontory, surveying the dusty valleys laid out beneath her. In her mind, she superimposed the landscape as it had been in 1975, noting the differences and the similarities, marking the obvious reference points.

Here in the Pliocene there was a stream meandering through, and splashes of green along its edges. In her own time, there had been only rock and dust.

Even so, Helen knew she had the right place. Here, now, it was a sheltered watering hole. In three million years it would be the dig site that palaeontologists called Site 333.



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knitekat From: knitekat Date: September 24th, 2013 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nicely done.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 28th, 2013 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
adafrog From: adafrog Date: September 24th, 2013 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very good.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 28th, 2013 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
dreamer_98 From: dreamer_98 Date: September 25th, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very evocative. Nice job.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 28th, 2013 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
kristen_mara From: kristen_mara Date: September 28th, 2013 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)

I like how you incorporated the number ;)

Bad Helen, leave it alone!

deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 28th, 2013 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, I couldn't resist when I realised the significance of the number.
lsellersfic From: lsellersfic Date: September 28th, 2013 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh Yes! Pivotal moment.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 28th, 2013 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Had to be done given the number of the week's challenge.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: September 29th, 2013 08:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Very cool!!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 29th, 2013 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: September 29th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very ominous!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 30th, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
stealingpennies From: stealingpennies Date: October 3rd, 2013 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)

I like your use of 333 and the contrast of past/present. Helen does not nothing by chance.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 4th, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Helen might have gone a little strange towards the end, but she was always very thorough in her plans, and I can see her using the anomalies to visit the original dig site, just to be sure she was in the right place when she went back to the Pliocene.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: October 6th, 2013 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nicely done!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 7th, 2013 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
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