[Phase 1]: The Omega Directive

Description

“Omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet. Chosen by Starfleet to represent a threat not only to the Federation, but to the entire galaxy. Only starship captains and Federation Flag Officers have been briefed on the nature of this threat.”
– Captain Janeway (VOY: “The Omega Directive”)

Your character just took command of their first Federation starship! On top of selecting a crew, reading about your new mission, and learning about the new vessel you’re about to command, you’re about have a classified briefing from Starfleet Science.

Write about your character’s first briefing on The Omega Directive. What are your character’s initial reactions to learning about Omega? How does your character respond to an order that supersedes the Prime Directive? Does your character want to destroy Omega at all costs or learn more about the molecule?

If you’re currently a junior officer, if you do not have a command, or if your Commanding Officer is under the rank of Captain, you have two options:

1) Create a new character, at the rank of Captain, that you can use in the future once you’re able to have your own command!
2) Write about the moral dilemma that your character faces: either follow your Captain’s orders and possibly violate some of Starfleet’s core values and rules, or disobey your Captain but stay true to the oath your character took. In this situation, your character has no knowledge of the Omega Directive.

Criteria

  • Submissions should include a link to a BFMS-created story attached to a character under your control.
  • Stories graded based on: authenticity of the character's reaction when compared to their biography, personality, and career; accuracy of spelling and grammar.
  • No minimum or maximum word count. Write a story using as much, or as little, as you need – but, remember, sometimes less is more!

Submissions

User ID Date Entry
Tikva Theodoras 2121 2021-08-06 10:47:32
Jackson Porter 2115 2021-08-06 02:07:08
Struan MacLeod 2197 2021-08-05 16:47:53
Neva Cordon 2246 2021-08-02 19:06:17
Aimee Sandoval 2231 2021-08-02 01:39:14
Vialen Lirrihn 2266 2021-07-31 21:30:51
James Preston McCallister 1759 2021-07-24 22:27:38
Vakai 2223 2021-07-24 19:57:24
Jon Bastin 73 2021-07-24 08:25:06

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