Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Prompt the Muse #7 - Wednesday Speculative Writing Prompt

Image: Stained Glass
A great deal of our culture, science, and overall mode of living is driven by the cycle of day and night. Imagine a planet with a much longer, or shorter, diurnal cycle. How does the length of this cycle manifest in the sentient beings that call the planet home? Put some of your musings into 200 words.

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Michelle Scott said...

Have you ever read, "The Magicians and Mrs. Quent" by Galen Beckett? The novel has exactly that - days of unequal length. I loved the book for many reasons, but the whole night/day being unequal lengths was one of my favorite parts of it.

Bryce Ellicott said...

Michelle - No, I haven't read that book. That's an interesting use of day/night timing. I'll have to check it out.

Ee Leen Lee said...

this is a great prompt indeed
there's an Isaac Asimov story called 'Nightfall', about a planet surrounded by 6 suns and night only falls every 2000 years

Bryce Ellicott said...

Ee Leen Lee - Nightfall, thank you for reminding me. That was one of my favorite Asimov short stories when I was young. I read a lot of his work in those days, and that one was a goodie.