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fanfic: Strange New World - athene
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fanfic: Strange New World

Title: Strange New World
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: A creature
Rating: PG             
Warnings: none
Spoilers: none
Challenge: Picture prompt challenge
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them. 

 

 

Strange new world. No forest, just open hills, covered with unfamiliar green vegetation.

A biting wind chilled her after the heat she had left behind. The light was still there, slowly spinning, turning familiar hunting grounds into unknown territory in the wink of an eye.

She sniffed cautiously, and caught a new scent on the wind. Her keen eyes saw movement; a small herd of two-legged animals, brightly coloured, but flimsy looking. They had no obvious armour, no defence except for their numbers. She flexed her claws, watching them come closer, oblivious to her presence.

Strange animals.

Prey animals.

 

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Current Music: Jurassic Park soundtrack - John Williams

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lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: August 16th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, cool! Lovely, evocative drabble.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 16th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I was feeling guilty because I hadn't drabbled for a while, but couldn't think of a single thing to write for this one. Then this came to me this evening.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: August 16th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh very nice. Scary.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 16th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heehee. My own icon is a bad influence on me!
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: August 16th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meep! Run, flimsy looking prey animals! Run! *g*

Cool alternative pov.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 16th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heehee. That was actually the hardest part of writing this drabble - trying to describe humans from the perpective of a creature. That's always been the stumbling block whenever I've tried to write fic from Rex's pov - how to make it clear who or what you're talking about without using names or terms that Rex wouldn't think in.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: August 16th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, very creepy!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 16th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'm glad this one worked. I'd been trying to come up with something for this challenge all week.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: August 16th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice. The critters deserve their viewpoint, too :-)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 16th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nick would probably argue that the creature was only doing what comes naturally, even after they team has found what's left of the hikers.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: August 16th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, he would :-)

(And they are, really, when you think about it).
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 16th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
They are. And Nick will lose the very escence of his character if he ever stops fighting on behalf of the creatures and gives in to the 'shoot everything' approach.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: August 16th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Absolutely. He didn't eve want to kill the Future Predators, despite how dangerous they were.
adafrog From: adafrog Date: August 16th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, very good.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 16th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks.
rodlox From: rodlox Date: August 17th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
excellent!

mind you, I don't think this is a raptor of any sort - the "flimsy looking" suggests its a burly predator.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 17th, 2008 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I don't know, some of those raptor-types could get quite large, and to them a human might appear flimsy, even if not especially small. But I take your point.
munchkinofdoom From: munchkinofdoom Date: August 17th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes! Finally someone else does a creature pov! *g*

I love how we are channelling raptors... fitting, I suppose, considering your user name. *evil cackle*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 17th, 2008 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you liked. I'd been trying to think of something of this challenge all week. And I do have something of a soft spot for the neglected deinonychus - thanks to Jurassic Park and Walking with Dinosaurs, the deinonychus seems doomed to obscurity behind its better known cousins velociraptor and utahraptor.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: August 17th, 2008 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay! Very chilling :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 17th, 2008 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks. I quite enjoyed writing that one, once I'd had the idea.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: August 17th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, good! Brightly coloured? Are they humans?! They'd better run! *g*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 17th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was trying to find a way of describing people wearing brightly coloured jackets and hats and such for hiking. It possibly didn't work quite so well! But yep, running is in order, witha side order of fleeing and scarpering into the bargain. Otherwise they're about to become food...
daxie42 From: daxie42 Date: May 29th, 2009 06:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice fic - it's rare to find one from the pov of a creature.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 29th, 2009 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)
it was an interesting change trying to write from the pov of a creature. Glad you liked.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: July 31st, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice view from the creature's point of view. Not so good news for the strange prey animals... eek for the hikers!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 2nd, 2009 11:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. This one was surprisingly fun to write.
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