I doubt if I'll do much ficcing of the show, as a lot of the appeal is visual, but Helen is a great villain and I like Connor and Abby, and so I can't rule it out. It does have the advantage that I can leave the spell-checker set to ‘English (United Kingdom)’! I’m starting off with a drabble. I’m afraid that it won't mean anything at all to those who don't watch ‘Primeval’. 100 words, PG for one very mild swearword.
“The enhancements to the anomaly detector were counter-productive,” said Lester.
“Damn,” said Nick. “How come?”
“We found billions of tiny anomalies, only a centimetre across,” Lester explained. “Their distribution matches isotherms. They connect days when the temperature drops below 17 Celsius with points the following year when it rises again.”
“Odd,” Nick commented.
“Inexplicable,” Lester agreed, “and they clogged up the whole system with false positives. We had to abort. There was one useful outcome as a side-effect. We’ve solved a mystery that has perplexed thinkers for centuries.”
Nick frowned. “Which one?”
“Where do flies go in the winter time?”