This week’s Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge was called Space Operatics. Space opera is a sub-genre of science fiction that has given us Star Trek, Star Wars, Flash Gordon, and many other wonderful stories. In honor of Star Wars Day (May the Fourth), Chuck gave us 1,500 words to use in interpreting “space opera” however we wanted to. As usual, I had to try and find a way to subvert the trope. I used all 1,500 words and think I found a new way to look at it. Please to enjoy and feel free to comment at the end. I’d love to know what you think.