Original concept by @Euphonium
In the 22nd century, mankind finally unlocked the secrets of time travel. But in the species' infinite wisdom, they decided that the best use for this new technology was to send remotely-operated drones to film history unseen. Equipped with the latest stealth technologies, the practice went on for almost a decade. But like all shows, they began losing viewers. Then someone high in the chain of command had an idea.
"What if we broadcast the extinction of the dinosaurs on live, international television?"
And so the planning began. Never had something of this magnitude been attempted. While it was relatively easy to send a drone back to D-Day, or the Battle of Gettysburg (so long as you had a precise day and year), sending drones back over a million years had never been attempted, never mind sixty-five million. But as the old saying goes, money talks. And despite the outcry from the scientific community, the plan went through.
But something went wrong. As the scientists had predicted, the drones were sent back at the wrong time. By their estimates, months or even years had passed since the asteroid had crashed into Earth. An unforeseen fluctuation in the time-space continuum opened up portals between the past and present, allowing starving dinosaurs to run rampant across the world, even from different time periods than the Cretaceous.
While the dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts could be easily contained, the diseases they brought with them could not. Bacteria and viruses unknown to man spread like wildfire, crippling civilization until only pockets of the human race were left. The dinosaurs spread across the earth, beginning an era where man must fight tooth and claw to survive some of the most successful creatures to ever walk the face of the planet.
That's what the grown-ups always told us. But that was over a hundred years ago, and in the town of Vida, California, life's been relatively safe. But you won't be a kid forever. May as well make the most of it.
(Your character's name)
(Your character's age; 13-18 years is preferable)
(To quote a handful of famous professors, "Are you a boy or a girl?")
(Your character's height, their usual clothing, and other physical features)
(What is your character like? What makes them tick?)
(Your character's backstory; please include at least a single paragraph)
(Anything that doesn't fit anywhere else, like personal belongings, likes and dislikes, family members, pets, etc.)
So that's the interest check. The story would mostly follow the youths of Vida, California, and their interactions with each other, the community, and the wildlife outside the village walls. For the most part, this would be slice of life, but a slice of life where outside the walls of your city are dangerous animals. I'm trying to rhink of a good comparison, but frankly I can't think of one.
If you have any questions, please ask me!