Free Fiction Friday – Space Adventures   2 comments

All right, the fact that this week’s story begs for more goes without saying. I plan on making this a continuing series, updated infrequently for now, but it may eventually take the place of Moonlight once Moonlight is finished. For now, let me know what you think, and if you have an idea for the name of the space ship, let me know!

Space Adventures by Katica Locke
1,500 words
Sci-fantasy
Warnings: None

Oh, and I’ve also added a new section to my website where you, dear reader, can interact with me. Right now I have a page where you can leave prompts, if there’s a story idea would like to see written, and one where you can ask me questions, like an interview. Have fun! ^_^

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  1. How about Mephistopheles.
    There’s so many alternate spellings too. I like the Jeffrey Burton Russell explaination from the wiki link. *snickers* Not a Lover of Light. Space, the final frontier, and there’s not much light in most of it.
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    “Mephistopheles (also Mephistophilus, Mephistophilis, Mephostopheles, Mephisto and variants) is one of the seven princes of Hell. Originally appearing in literature as the name of the demon in the Faust legend, he has since appeared in other works as a stock character version of the Devil himself.”

    “Jeffrey Burton Russell speculates on Greek elements that may have played a part in the coining of the name, including Greek mē “not”, phōs “light” and philos “lover”, suggesting “not a lover of light” in parody of Lucifer (“light-bearer”, a common epithet of Satan); in that case, the change from the presumed original mephoto- to mephist- may be due to a suggestion of the Latin mephitis (“a noxious exhalation from the ground; malaria”).

    Alternately, phosto- may be a variation of “Faust,” yielding “not Faust-loving.” Hamlin suggests a derivation from the Hebrew Mephistoph, meaning “destroyer of the good.”

    Another possibility is a combination of the Hebrew words mephiz (“liar”) and tophel (“destroyer”).

    Another possibility is Latin mephitis, treated wrongly as Greek because it contains ‘-ph-‘, plus the Greek superlative suffix -ιστος, plus Greek -ωφελης = “help(ful), useful”: “he who is the worst or foulest sort of (alleged) help.” (Compare Anopheles (a malaria mosquito) from Greek α(ν)- = “not”, plus -ωφελης, = “no help, the reverse of help.”)”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mephistopheles

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    So how soon will the rest of this be written because there are all these questions?
    It was a bit jarring to for Kateri’s age legallity to be questioned and then have him offered the position of whore. Did give a good indication of how desperate Kateri is and yet if Mark thinks he might be lying about his family all being dead, it’s possible he could be lying about his age. Questions. Questions Questions.

    • Hey, I really like that! Thank you! I’ll have to come up with an explanation as to why someone who is not from Earth would name their ship after a character from someone else’s religion, but it can be done. Awesome!

      I’m thinking I might update this one once a month or so. I know that’s a terribly long time to wait, but I’ve got so many projects going right now, it’s not even funny, lol.
      Yeah, I may have put too much emphasis on his age. I just wanted it to be clear that even though he looks 15, and is in some ways mentally and emotionally closer to being a teenager, he is legally 25. I just didn’t want to get any grief for having an underage character in sexual situations, lol.

      Thanks for the comment! ^_^

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