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Original (?) Fiction: Star Trek VII: Citizen Kirk

The year was 1992; rumors were running rampant as to what the next Star Trek film would be. Next Generation was drawing to a close, Deep Space 9 was ramping up...

At the radio station I worked at, our venerable Miracle Working Engineer had a niece who worked in the Star Trek offices... and he had information. Star Trek VII was to be a 'passing of the torch' film- original cast and Next Gen cast would be involved. I asked him if he were willing to see if we could get a treatment over the transom.

He said if he liked it, yes.

With no more than that information, I wrote the following. It went to the Star Trek offices. I know that De Forest Kelley and George Takei read it and really liked it. James Doohan also read it, but I don't know what he thought of it.

Naturally, it didn't get made.

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Hey, get me: I'm a poet!

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I'm still basically on extended leave from the site subject to, y'know, emotional burnout and stuff. However, as is entirely appropriate of whiney little wusses wallowing curled up semi-fetally on the floor, I just got a poem published. Check it:

http://www.aphelion-webzine.com/poetry/2012/03/Don'tCryLittleRobot.html

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ORIGINAL FICTION CONTEST REMINDER

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Hey, everyone. Just a reminder about our Original Fiction contest: write an original story, submit it to us at three@republibot.com and we'll run it on the site. At the end of the contest, our readers vote on which one we like best, and that person wins. Thus far we have two entries from Mamafisi, and a third - from Neorandomizer - was to run today, but owing to my wonky schedule, I didn't have a chance to get it edited in time. It'll run in this slot next week.

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Pecan Pie" by Kathryn Garrison Kellogg

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Today we've got our second entry in our First-Ever Amateur Fiction Contest.

Got a story you'd like to submit? Even if you don't win, it's cool: thousands of people get to see your work, and our readers vote for the winner. Best of all: you retain all the rights to your own story, we're just giving exposure through the goodness of our collective arteriosclerotic hearts.

Contact me for details: three@republibot.com

In the meantime, click through to read this week's story. It's a lulu

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Star Sheep Enterprise (Conclusion)" by Kathryn Garrison Kellogg

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Our first entry in our first-ever Amateur Science Fiction Competition concludes today. We have room for many more.

The rules are simple: submit an original story (No fanfic) and if it meets our lenient and frankly unprofessional editorial standards, we'll run it on the site, giving you, dear author, full credit. Your work will be seen by thousands of people.

At the end of the contest, the readers will vote for whomever they like best. It's just that easy!

You'll retain your own copyright, and we're not making any money off of anything, we're just attempting to provide a venue for new artists to find an audience, 'cuz we're cool like that. We don't make a dime off of it.

Got a story you'd like to submit, or some questions about the competition as a whole? Contact me at three@republibot.com

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Star Sheep Enterprise (Part 1)" by Kathryn Garrison Kellogg         

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Today we present our first-ever entrant in our first-ever Amateur Original Science Fiction Writers Competition. (And yes, despite the title, this *IS* original fiction, it's not fanfic).

A quick recap of the rules: Any amateur can enter a short story for consideration in the contest, 10,000 words or less. R2 and myself are not allowed to compete. Accepted entries will be posted on the site for all to read, and at the end of the contest the readers themselves will vote on who wins. Easy! Copyrights and all that good stuff remain yours, you give up nothing by submitting a story for consideration, and we're not making any money off of it. We're just providing a showcase for new talent.

And, hey, we've got quite the new talent here: I can honestly say this is an unusual story with a hook that I never, in a million jillion billion years would have thought of. Click on through to give it a shot!

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "When the World was Young and I was Old" by Republibot 3.0

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I’d tell you my name, but it doesn’t matter.

I overslept. There was a polite knock at the door. A man kept saying my unimportant name, and asking if I was alright. I allowed as how I was, but the man had to physically see me to make sure. I answered the door in my underwear. I was old. He was thirty-one. He recoiled a bit in revulsion, then composed himself and said he was glad I was doing well, and breakfast would be ready any time I wanted it. I thanked him without meaning it, and he smiled without meaning it, and went away.

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Mechanical Bird of Prey, Sing for your Emperor (Conclusion)" by Republibot 3.0 (2012)

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PLEASE NOTE: this is the conclusion of the story. The first half is here http://republibot2.nfshost.com/content/original-fiction-mechanical-bird-...
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...It happened faster than anyone could quite comprehend, and without provocation. Everyone stared puzzled at the doctor, who, himself looked just as puzzled, staring at the wound that had appeared in his chest as if by magic....

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Mechanical Bird of Prey, Sing for your Emperor" by Republibot 3.0 (2012)

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Call it a "Landing Party." Call it an "Away Team." Call it a cliché: a hardy band of explorers from a starship, looking to find out what happened to an earlier hardy band of explorers who were, themselves, attempting to find out what became of an even earlier band of colonists. Presumably the colonists had been less hardy. Though they really were star-farers sailing an ocean of stars, they needn’t have been.

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