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Variations on Do Over

richardshagrin

The standard Do Over story may be ready to evolve in other directions. Not just Over, but under, around and through.

Do Under stories would follow Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth, or at least cave exploration. Maybe diving in the sea or a body of water would be under.

Do Around might have multiple sex partners or traveling in circles. Orbits? Maybe space fiction.

Do Through would probably involve excavation. Or perhaps traveling through rain, snow, or some other meteorological phenomenon. Or a barrier other than bad weather. Dorothy goes to Oz by tornedo. Travel to other dimensions.

Or combine them into Do Over, Under, Around and Through. Return to an earlier age, travel through a tunnel or cave, go in circles, and enter another dimension. Maybe an earth similar to ours but at an earlier time. Caveman fiction, like some of Cmsix or other authors who get sent way, way back by aliens.

Its not just Do Over time. Do more.

Replies:   Zom  Dominions Son  sejintenej
Zom

@richardshagrin

There's always Do Do stories, but they tend to be scatty ...

Dominions Son

@richardshagrin

Do knots are tasty.

Replies:   richardshagrin
richardshagrin

@Dominions Son

Bondage using Do knots sounds fattening.

sejintenej

@richardshagrin

The standard Do Over story may be ready to evolve in other directions. Not just Over, but under, around and through.

Do Under stories would follow Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth, or at least cave exploration. Maybe diving in the sea or a body of water would be under.

Leonardo da Vinci woke up as a fish?

Do Around might have multiple sex partners or traveling in circles. Orbits? Maybe space fiction.

little green girl?

Do Through would probably involve excavation.

a mole or worm?

Travel to other dimensions.

rubber band through the wormhole?

agrodavid

Stories on Australia - Do downunder :D

Ernest Bywater

@agrodavid

Stories on Australia - Do downunder :D


ayep, I've written a few of those.

Crumbly Writer

@agrodavid

Stories on Australia - Do downunder :D

Gay Australian do-over stories: Dude down under, do you over :D

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer

Gay Australian do-over stories: Dude down under, do you over :D


does this one qualify enough for you, CW?

http://storiesonline.net/s/63622/naughty-jo

El_Sol

Do OverMagic -- a do over in a different world setting, like a modern magic society Mage sent back in time.

Do OverMind -- my concept for this one was The Adjustment Bureau is actually trying to achieve a moment of perfect human happiness in everyone... So they send people back with 'powers' to make people around them happier, except to do that they choose candidates that have led happy lives so have no reason to go back. It isn't DoBetter

richardshagrin

Doctor Do Little? Speaks with animals. Doesn't do much.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@richardshagrin

Doctor Do Little?

Doctor Do-Do. Goes back in time to prevent an animal uprising, but can only speak to the animals in the John.
Doo-Doo Do-Over. A do-over where the main character learns to enjoy scat when he returns as a baby with an attractive mother.
Do-Over Done Gone. Someone travels back to the past and accidentally causes an apocalypse.
Doodle All Over. A struggling artist travels back in time to inhabit Picasso's body as an infant.

Replies:   Capt Zapp
Capt Zapp

@Crumbly Writer

Do-Over Done Gone. Someone travels back to the past and accidentally causes an apocalypse.


This one actually sounds interesting.

Replies:   madnige
madnige

@Capt Zapp

I can't remember the story, I suspect it was a Larry Niven short, where the MC discovered a time machine on the moon (actually, he was part of an expedition investigating alien artifacts there and accidentally turned it on) and in trying to leave a mark in the far past version of the moon (to prove he'd been there when he returned), he dropped a tool which was something like a micro black hole. When he returned to his own time, the moon was gone, and there was no sign of civilisation on the earth...

Replies:   Capt Zapp  MarissaHorne
Capt Zapp

@madnige

If you happen to remember more details or even the title, I would be very interested in reading this story. I googled but couldn't find it.

MarissaHorne

@madnige

I think you're referring to Wrong Way Street.

Replies:   Capt Zapp  madnige
Capt Zapp

@MarissaHorne

I think you're referring to Wrong Way Street.


Any idea where I can find a copy?

MarissaHorne

@Capt Zapp

I have it in an anthology of short stories called Convergent Series. It may be available on Amazon as an ebook of some kind.

Replies:   Capt Zapp
Ross at Play

@Capt Zapp

Any idea where I can find a copy?

I've got a file somebody else called
'Wrong Way Street - Larry Niven.epub'
No guarantees about what it contains.
Send me your email address via the Contact Editor function, and you will have it tomorrow.

Capt Zapp

@MarissaHorne

anthology of short stories called Convergent Series.


Thanks. Looking for it but not having much luck. Will have to check with my local used book guy.

madnige

@MarissaHorne

Yupp, that's the one.

Also, there's another time travel/moon tale in that collection, "Singularities Make Me Nervous".

Other notables in that collection - well, all of them, really; I like the quote from the alien in Meddler, on being shot - 'gratitude for the gift of metal'. The inter-story asides give an insight into the author, and the best title has to be the story 'Rotating Cylinders and the Possibility of Global Causality Violation' - nearly as good as Asimov's 'The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline'

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@madnige

'The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline'


and his follow up where the general faints after being total the ship is surrounded by Indians - kind of happens when you get diverted to Bombay.

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