You carefully place the carrier box onto the table. “So, the Yokotite crystals are in there?’ asks Amari. “They sure are,” you reply, “I collected them on Kalman 5 myself. Spend five days in a lava tube to find them.” “Great,” says Amari, “let’s have a look.” You open the box – it is empty! Where are the crystals?

Don’t you just hate it when that happens? You were sure you knew where you had placed that thing – and now it’s gone. Where? Where did it go? Where did you last see it? Did someone take it? Why? How could it just vanish? Now, what will you do? Can you replace it? Can you track it down?

What stories do you know where the inciting incident was something going missing?

What could go missing on your planet?