Lost and Found

A 3-post collection

Challenge #03288-I001: Well-Met by Firelight

A young child is lost deep in the forests. The parents were frantically searching, not knowing where their child was. They'd only taken their eyes off the little one for a short time while doing chores on the farm. But, kids wander away quickly. Fortunately, the "monster" found the child, and, soothing them kindly, brought them back to their home, much to the relief of parents who, when they first saw who was carrying their child, were terrified to start with. Now, they thanked the "monster" profusely. As it was late at night, they let the being sleep in their home, and ensured a good meal, so the being could travel safely at first light. -- Anon Guest

Tilal had begun by following a butterfly. After the butterfly had gone out of sight, ze picked flowers for hir parents. By then, ze was thoroughly lost. Tilal had tried to find their way back, but memory was never the strong point of a child not yet three years of age.

The flowers in hir skirt[1] were sad and wilting, but Tilal still wanted to bring them back home and make Mama smile.

But it was dark and scary, and the lights ze tried to follow were only fireflies. Until ze found a light that was not. A campfire! That meant somebody was out here.

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Challenge #01992-E168: Show Me the Way...

Pre-human contact, a single human accidentally finds themselves in space, and the single most powerful being there to boot. They don’t use their powers for good or evil though, they just really enjoy messing with the other sentients, good and bad alike. Please write a story about how this human deals with the various attempts to get rid of them. (Diplomatic or through force) -- Anon Guest

I had to come to term with a few things. One: Alien abduction is

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Challenge #01201-C106: It'll Be All Right on the Night

The issues of having a head that is not technically attached to one's body -- Gallifreya

Walter Workers were scrambling around like mad things. Lots of boxes were being searched. And Hatchworth was stumbling around without his head.

"This always happens, every time we t-travel by freight!" Rabbit complained. She wasn't so much helping as contributing to the overall mess by throwing the rejects over her shoulder.

"Shut up, it was cheaper." Steve was rapidly working on his phone like he wished

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