12/100 Days of Creativity: Saving the World 3

“Congratulations Jamie you’ve saved your family from The End. If you correctly answer this final question not only will you save your family but you will also save the entire planet from its ultimate destruction. Are you ready for the final question, Jamie?”

Jamie nods anxiously.

“Jamie the last question is…What is an alkipi?”

The live global audience waits apprehensively for Jamie’s answer. ‘Who will save the world?’ contestants spend their life preparing to be the one to save the planet but nothing can prime them for the pressure of answering the final question.

Thirty seconds later the host asks “Jamie, what is your answer?”

“Zumpango” replies Jamie crestfallen.


For 100 consecutive days I will write and post a short story (about 100 words) incorporating a randomly selected word from Afterliff: A new dictionary of things there should be words for.

Today’s word:
zumpango n.
No idea. Could be a vegetable?

Tomorrow’s word:
bingley n.
One who announces his presence in a room by making jaunty noises.