Howdy! Here’s this week’s Daily Creates. This week’s post is a bit of a special edition—the assignment for the Daily Creates is not only to do them, but also to “look at them and find a way to tie them together in a story.” (from Week Nine: and everything’s fine).
The prompt sparked my memory of a game that my family has: Rory’s Story Cubes. You roll the dice, which have various icons on them, and make a story out of the face-up symbols. (We have the orange box.)
And of course, because I think of these, I think of Rory from the tv show Doctor Who…
But I digress.
On to the Daily Creates!
If you’re interested in checking out the photo I put in my first Daily Create, here’s the link to my post with it.
Now, on to my story! When I was envisioning what to write, I was thinking of a short story, like one I’d make up for a game of Rory’s Story Cubes. It turned out kind of like a Doctor Who episode!
Daily Creates Story:
Shortly after meeting the Doctor, Rose is traveling through time and space with her newfound alien friend. Although he does sound like he’s from northern Britain, he claims that “lots of planets have a north.” Even if he is a bit weird, he has a knack for finding adventure. In their travels, they run into a planet with people living in these odd structures that turn out to be potato sorting stations. There are blue-and-orange striped creatures roaming around, and many of the people are dressed in coarsely woven garb and wear goggles to protect themselves from the sandstorms. The Doctor and Rose can communicate with the people, but not the fearsome creatures. Using the sand and dyes that the people have for their clothes, Rose manages to get a message across to the creatures with this colored, chalk-like substance. It turns out that they had been driven out of their homes by the people’s ancestors years ago, and the sandstorms were preventing their ability to live elsewhere. Rose reassures them that she and the Doctor are not there to hurt them; they want to help them. Meanwhile, the Doctor is looking into the source of the sandstorms. By the end of the “episode”, he and Rose recognize that the potatoes that the people have been sorting aren’t actually potatoes….they are tightly packed structures made up of tiny organisms that dissolve after they pass through a certain point in the sorting systems. Around the time the people’s ancestors had driven out the blue-and-orange creatures, some of the people returned from a trip across the universe and brought new food with them, because the planet was starting to experience a famine.