Interspecies Relationships

A 8-post collection

Challenge #04038-K020: Met Along the Way

A small band of human merchants come to the village. The village has never seen humans before, and were afraid, due to all the horrible things said that humans do to people like the ones here. These humans were not what they expected, in fact, they were really very kind. -- Anon Guest

To call it a village might have been something of an exaggeration. Most of the buildings were temporary structures to keep the wind away from the cooking fires or the bedrolls. What animal pens existed were also temporary things. Stakes and cord to keep the cattle in a specific grazing ground.

Harukh were nomads. Their lands were tough and hard, and so were their crops. And so were the Harukh. The only crops that could grow there would take years to reach maturity and required oral histories to locate again. They would not revisit this particular site for decades.

It was a mixture of pure chance and dumb luck that caravan of merchants found it.

Support me on Patreon / Buy me a Ko-fi

Continue Reading

Prompts remaining: 125 Submit a Prompt!
Ask a question

Challenge #03881-J229: Catch and Release

Within the infinite expanse of the multiverse the existence of humans are questionable at best. For the universes that do host Homo sapiens, there is one multiversal constant. Humans are the most [KERATINOUS SKULL PROJECTION] beings in the universe. Even in the universe that can be best described as warhammer 40K, Jahhatai Khan is cruising the vastness of space in search of xenoussy. -- Anon Guest

[AN: Not doing Warhammer, because I only know it via osmosis. Also because using someone else's

Read more »

Challenge #03681-J028: Sweet Poison

Brain: They're definitely a red flag.

Heart: But red is my favourite colour…

Brain: no.

You know: Hey-

Brain: You, shut up

You definitely know: But I didn’t say anythi-

Brain: we a part of the same body, I KNOW what you about to say -- Anon Guest

The adults of the Elven community called it the battle of head, hand, and heart. The wants of different parts of the whole. Qimaris was warned that this would happen when hir body

Read more »

Challenge #03568-I279: Mostly Harmless, You Say?

I'm a captain of a ship and this is my people's first time, ever, having a human aboard. We're nervous, but we were shocked to find they already know our language, know much about our culture, and knows how to ease the fears of those of us who frighten more easily. You know? I think this is going to work. -- Anon Guest

Captain Bel was the first to greet the Human. She was very understandably nervous about having a Deathworlder on

Read more »

Challenge #02824-G267: On Inter-species Relationships

Inter-species relationships are not common but you can bet Humans have the highest percentage of them. -- Anon Guest

Love? Love is strange. Especially when it's Humans doing it. For them, love is many things and not a single one of them is rational, logical, or reasonable. There is, for instance, no reasonable reason why a Human would fall in love with a Chitanean, but they can, have, will, and do.

Love, the Humans insist on pointing out, doesn't necessarily mean that

Read more »

Challenge #01891-E067: Stop, Children

I can't be the only one who, when consuming media focusing around the notion of "mythology made modern" (taking fantasy creatures and putting them in our time and place like they've always been there), gets kinda tired of the sort of "prejudice is the conflict" thing best described as "black and white gang up on green".

You know, the situation where lazy/bad writers rename "white supremacy" as "human supremacy", heavy-handedly portray the fantasy races with negative human stereotyping (making orcs and

Read more »

Challenge #01860-E036: Tenacity Personified

From PictureWritingPrompts - [Picture shows a cliffside town at the base of a very steep, zig-zagging road. Buildings of a small village cling to the side of slopes that are only mildly kinder than the almost sheer cliffs on either side of this town. There are a few jetties stretching into the dark water.]

A lesson must be taken from The Thaknakys Expedition. They had thought that they had found a graveworld on the other side of the newly-reopened wormhole. There was

Read more »

Challenge #01160-C065: Weird is Universal

A person is the only member of their species in a group, so a lot of their behaviour is passed off as "must be a (species) thing."

Then they meet up with the others and it turns out no, none of them do that, it's a Dave thing. -- Gallifreya

In the interests of diplomacy, crews from various species' crew have been shared out into other species' vessels. I think the Galactic Alliance is trying to engender familiarity with others as a

Read more »