This is my interpretation of an "origin story" of sorts for SCP-2828, and it draws upon the section in the SCP that deals with ancient civilizations.
I haven't tried to get any feedback before this, so I don't know whether the idea's any good. It just came to me, and I felt that I had to write it.
I use quotation marks liberally throughout the piece; generally, these indicate placeholder names such as "vampires" or "ear pouch". I don't intend to call the skip an "Ear Pouch" in the final draft, but I don't want to use wording that's too derivative of the Foundation's terms. The formatting is derivative of the Foundation's, which is intentional.
I try to homage SCP-1000 and make passing reference to several other prehistoric civilization skips; is this excessive or too derivative? The entire work depends on 2828; do I need to notify the author that I'm drafting something based on it, or is that just courtesy? (I don't want to show them something that's really not good enough to see the light of day, so I was planning on only doing so if I published.)