Fear

A 5-post collection

Challenge #02215-F025: Strange Instruments

I have no idea why, but I kinda wanna see what you make with this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lTYPvArbGo

sorry if its too hard. -- Anon Guest.

The travelling Museum of Sound History had docked with Amalgam and, naturally, Shayde had to drag Rael into it. She had been catching up on a decent portion of the five hundred years she had missed, and seeing some of it in one lump was always a guaranteed 'draw' for her.

One case held a very bizarre instrument, one that had a duplicate for demonstrations and an offensensitivity warning for those with more delicate constitutions. It looked like it was cobbled together out of the remains of other instruments and whatever other scraps happened to be lying around some madman's workshop. An L-shaped prism made of plywood housed springs, strings, antennae and... metal rulers? What the horsehair bow was for completely evaded Rael's logic.

"That's it," said Shayde. "The original Apprehension Engine. Th' sound o' horror itself." Which made it exactly like another box with an antenna and a hoop that had been 'the sound of science fiction' according to Shayde. Humans had a knack for making strange instruments out of random objects and then hinging entire art forms around them. Considering some of the other creations, he had to wonder how many other traditional instruments were caused by Humans just messing around with arrangements of pre-existing things.

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Challenge #02096-E272: Empty Perfection

A group of colonists find an abandoned city, complete with canals, solar power, etc, with only one problem -- no people -- Anon Guest

The team Human had baulked before they entered the city limits. Just looking at the city had made Human Rese go back for their highest grade livesuit. Humans had an over-the-horizon radar for trouble, so the rest of the team -ha- followed suit. Progress into the actual city was slow and careful. Passive scans only. Checking every path

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Challenge #01720-D259: High Alert Level

I may be a coward, but I will not let that define me. -- RecklessPrudence

My name is Val, and I'm afraid. Every day, every minute, all I can think of is the worst possible consequences that result from my actions. You might call it anxiety. I don't think it's anything as mild as that. I have a mechanical clock as an alarm, because what if the power fails in the night and all the electronic stuff doesn't work? I sterilise my

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I'm scared and I don't know why

I’m not terrified. I’m not… frozen in fear or paralysed by dread.

Just… scared.

Worried, fretting. Some part of me is convinced that something terrible is going to happen and it’s all my fault…

…and I don’t know why

There’s no safe place for me to flee to. I’m already there.

There’s nobody else here.

Nobody to hold and help me feel secure.

Nobody to run away from.

Nowhere I

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queennubian: Peace family! A mother is in search of her daughter right now. Please help her locate her child and signal boost. Wishes for...

queennubian:

Peace family! A mother is in search of her daughter right now. Please help her locate her child and signal boost. 

Wishes for wellness and safe return in this signal boost.

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