Near the end of World War II, the Nazis established a base on the dark side of Earth’s moon. Their intention was to bide their time and increase their numbers so they could eventually return to Earth and reclaim power. Things did not go according to plan. by 2016, their population is dwindling and their government has crumbled. The decision is made to disband and return to Earth. Where and how do they attempt this?
The American Civil War is nearing its end. A highly advanced race of extraterrestrials come to Earth and begin providing advanced technology and the necessary training to both sides on the condition the war continues indefinitely. How does each side respond? What about the other nations of the Earth, all of which have had no contact with these aliens?
The year is 2174. Affordable flying cars have finally become a reality. How does government regulation of traffic change?
The year is 1947. The place is a small village in India. A silver sphere, roughly the size of a car, slowly descends to the Earth. What happens next?
Within the Delta Sector, there are several separate star systems. This month’s prompt is to describe one such system. What is the name most commonly used for the system? What color is the star? Is it a binary system? How many planets are there? How many moons do they have? Are there any notable comets, debris belts, or artificial satellites?
You can be as detailed or as vague as you like. You may name each planet and their continents, or simply describe the type of planets. This does not have to be a scientifically accurate system (though those are welcome), only something which can maintain verisimilitude within a soft speculative setting.
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