No Struggle at All
No Struggle at All (55 Words Stories Challenge 2018 – Day 6)
“Mulder, I’ve seen it!”
“Seen what, Scully?”
“How it ends… and how it begins.”
“There’s a virus… it’s going to be used to enslave all men.”
“Kinky but I’m only into auto-erotic asphyxiation.”
“Mulder, get me a sample…”
“… to synthesize a cure?”
“Yeah, that’s it…” she mumbled, a devious smile on her lips.
How this story came to be
The eleventh season of The X-Files premiered last night where I live and, although I love the show, I thought the whole thing was kind of ludicrous so I wrote my own take on it. It’s not the first time I’ve played with The X-Files when it comes to these but I’m kind of pretending it is just like the show’s creator is pretending years of past stories aren’t relevant any longer to create a new conspiracy that makes little to no sense. Honestly, I think my idea is far more interesting than what he came up with but at least some Monster-of-the-week episodes are coming to wash away the bad taste last night’s episode left in my mouth. The title of this shortie also twists the episode’s title. Instead of “My Struggle” (the third installment of it!) it’s No Struggle at All to make Scully a powerful, deviant woman. 🙄 As for the auto-erotic asphyxiation line, that’s a throwback to the series’ yesteryears because, according to Clyde Bruckmann, that’s how Mulder is going to die one day.
Seeing I want this year’s challenge to be more interactive than ever, I would love to hear your suggestions for future pieces, themes to explore, etc. Anything goes as long as the basic principles of the challenge are respected. It can be silly, it can be dark, it can be anything. If you want to play along, leave a comment below with your idea. I’ll make note of each and every one, try to incorporate as many as possible in the future, and give you full credit for the inspiration. Until tomorrow.
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