Devolution copyright 2012 Ilyan Kei Lavanway

mist image by maggie duncan featured in flash fiction story devolution for madison woods friday fictioneers, This mist image provided by Maggie Duncan is the photo prompt for the August 24, 2012 Madison Woods Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Flash Fiction Challenge. My contribution is titled Devolution and is posted on my WordPress blog at https://ebooksscifi.wordpress.com

March 3rd, 3333, SecDef Noah enters the command center without opening the door and sullenly announces, “Arch-Commander Michael issued Return-to-Base orders for all MAAP Astronauts.”

MAAPCOM General Moroni ponders a moment, then responds, “Why?”

“The Millennial Astronaut Array Program is cancelled due to impending war. This will be the last war fought among Earth’s inhabitants. You know what this means.”

General Moroni turns to his Aid. “What have we found?”

“Too many inhabited worlds to count. Data shows they are baptized planets. Except one. Still in its antediluvian state. Its people have all devolved into primates. Their flood is coming.”

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Some brief back story:

The planet whose people had devolved into apes, or rather, ape-like humans, is not Earth. The characters in the dialogue are on Earth in the year 3333, when technology had advanced to the point that we had discovered millions of other earth-like planets that are inhabited by humans who are children of God, just like we are. The people on each of those worlds started out with their own Adam and Eve, just like we did.

All of those planets had experienced a global flood just like Noah’s flood. However, one of the planets was still in its early history and had not yet experienced its baptism by flood waters.

The devolved inhabitants of that planet were the results of the people on that planet corrupting their flesh through wicked and indulgent applications of genetic engineering.

The last war on Earth is a Biblical reference to the Final Battle to be fought between Michael the Archangel (Adam) and Satan. The righteous will fight under the command of Michael. The wicked will fight on the side of Satan.

The Final Battle will take place after the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ on the earth. That will be some 1,260 years after the Second Coming of Christ.

Following that battle, the Final Judgment of Christ will take place, and every person who belongs to the earth will receive an eternal degree of glory or darkness commensurate with the faith that person has exercised in Christ. Only the meek, those who will have fully repented and kept all of Christ’s teachings and ordinances, will inherit the earth. The earth will become a Celestial world, like the place where God dwells.

The good and honest people of the earth who believed in Christ but embraced the craftiness of men and refused the fullness of Christ’s Gospel will go to a degree of glory called the Terrestrial Kingdom.

Those who would not repent, and who had indulged in lascivious behaviors, perversions, murder, lying, thievery, and other gross sins, will receive a place in the lowest degree of glory, the Telestial Kingdom.

Those who once knew and received the fullness of Christ’s gospel and then completely turned against it and denied the Holy Ghost become sons of perdition, like Satan, and will be cast into Outer Darkness, which is Hell.

The outcome of the Final Battle and the Final Judgment will determine which of these four places each person will go for eternity: Celestial Kingdom (a Heaven like the brightness of the sun), Terrestrial Kingdom (a Heaven like the brightness of the moon), Telestial Kingdom (a Heaven like the brightness of the stars), Outer Darkness (Hell).

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Ilyan Kei Lavanway is an independent LDS author and publisher. He writes fiction and non-fiction that will blow your mind and resonate with your soul, expounding timeless principles of truth. Much of his writing contains concepts that are unfamiliar to many readers. Lavanway aims to impart eternal perspectives to his readers while also providing evocative and stirring entertainment. If readers come away with only neutral opinions after reading his work, Lavanway says he has not done his job. If readers come away without questions they have never before asked, Lavanway again says he is not doing his job.
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19 Responses to Devolution copyright 2012 Ilyan Kei Lavanway

  1. elmowrites says:

    There’s a lot of sci-fi language here which I personally find distracting, but then that’s just because I don’t read sci-fi as a rule, so don’t take it as a criticism!
    I’m totally intrigued by the end though – is the devolved planet Earth? And is the Flood a biblical reference? It’s at times like these I wish I could get my head into sci fi better, because I feel like you’ve got quite the story brewing for us here!

    • Thanks for your comment.

      The planet whose people had devolved into apes, or rather, ape-like humans, is not Earth. The characters in the dialogue are on Earth in the year 3333, when technology had advanced to the point that we had discovered millions of other earth-like planets that are inhabited by humans who are children of God, just like we are. The people on each of those worlds started out with their own Adam and Eve, just like we did.

      All of those planets had experienced a global flood just like Noah’s flood. However, one of the planets was still in its early history and had not yet experienced its baptism by flood waters.

      The devolved inhabitants of that planet were the results of the people on that planet corrupting their flesh through wicked and indulgent applications of genetic engineering.

  2. oldentimes says:

    Nice! Allusion to Noah and apocalpyse without being terribly overt. Good work.

  3. I think we as writers imagine what the doom of earth would be. I believe too that it will involved some other planet intervention or relocation. You story was very clear to me. Nicely written.

  4. I enjoyed the first round, then went back again and caught the actual names of the players and that gave me a second level of pleasure. I have to look Moroni up, though, as that’s not immediately recognizable.

  5. unspywriter says:

    Nice story and a lot of symbolism in 100 words. Great use of the prompt. Thanks for the comment on mine. –Maggie

  6. yaralwrites says:

    Always fun to read your stories and I liked the flood reference and you always manage to get a lot into so few words.
    My offering this week can be found at yaralwrites.com

  7. A fun read – I like the lingo, hints of a great back-story.

  8. shakira says:

    A well thought sci fic! Love the date and I like your story with a little twist. I can picture it in a movie! Kudos! Have you a great and blessed weekend,Ilyan. hugs shakira

  9. billgncs says:

    I am getting interested in your stories and your point of view.

  10. Sandra says:

    I just didn’t ‘get’ this, but maybe I’m being especially dense this morning. Why will it be the last war on Earth – I didn’t make that link. That doesn’t stop me admiring the writing. Well done.

    • Thank you for the comment. Please allow me to elaborate.

      The last war on Earth is a Biblical reference to the Final Battle to be fought between Michael the Archangel (Adam) and Satan. The righteous will fight under the command of Michael. The wicked will fight on the side of Satan.

      The Final Battle will take place after the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ on the earth. That will be some 1,260 years after the Second Coming of Christ.

      Following that battle, the Final Judgment of Christ will take place, and every person who belongs to the earth will receive an eternal degree of glory or darkness commensurate with the faith that person has exercised in Christ. Only the meek, those who will have fully repented and kept all of Christ’s teachings and ordinances, will inherit the earth. The earth will become a Celestial world, like the place where God dwells.

      The good and honest people of the earth who believed in Christ but embraced the craftiness of men and refused the fullness of Christ’s Gospel will go to a degree of glory called the Terrestrial Kingdom.

      Those who would not repent, and who had indulged in lascivious behaviors, perversions, murder, lying, thievery, and other gross sins, will receive a place in the lowest degree of glory, the Telestial Kingdom.

      Those who once knew and received the fullness of Christ’s gospel and then completely turned against it and denied the Holy Ghost, become sons of perdition, like Satan, and will be cast into Outer Darkness, which is Hell.

      The outcome of the Final Battle and the Final Judgment will determine which of these four places each person will go for eternity: Celestial Kingdom (a Heaven like the brightness of the sun), Terrestrial Kingdom (a Heaven like the brightness of the moon), Telestial Kingdom (a Heaven like the brightness of the stars), Outer Darkness (Hell).

  11. I love the parallels to our history and the angel/Biblical names. They subtly tell a lot without having to use extra words! I think I need to read everything that came before this, but no time to do that now!!

  12. JKBradley says:

    I do enjoy this storyline.

  13. Bumba says:

    I liked it. it stands on its own without the backstory – which is supposed to be the goal of this 100 word challenge.

  14. susielindau says:

    A lot went into this flash fiction! Quite the set up for a thriller!
    Here’s mine.
    http://susielindau.com/2012/08/24/a-twisted-tale-flash-fiction/

  15. bittercharm says:

    Wow! It’s a blend of Sci-Fi and Religious belief, a perfect blend I would say! You sure do have a very imaginative mind and a heart creative enough to keep up with it, pouring the right choice of words. thank you for sharing.

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