Another week, another bit of flash fiction adventure. Chuck Wendig brought back the X meets Y challenge (last time I got Transformers meets Toy Story, which somehow led to a magical girl inspired western). This time I got True Detective meets Guardians of the Galaxy. I was stumped at first, but then I realized that GotG is actually just classic adventure fiction; I can easily replace space with water and spaceships with boats, and end up with a solid swashbuckling genre homage instead. As such, I wrote the piece in my Elven Progenitors setting. I think you’ll see the True Detective parallels without too much effort, if you have a decent memory for some of the episodes and character dynamics. This is, of course, it’s own thing. I also consider it more rough than usual, since I’m a bit rushed; I have to go get in line for the Avengers!
Anyway, I hope you like it.