Our community Writing Challenge ran from 2003 to 2014 and provided players with writing prompts six times a year. Prompts could be anything from “a character’s sacrifice” to “where do you see the universe in 10 years.” Over the course of 11 years, an anthology of creative writing was produced.
While the challenge ended in 2014 after a long and successful run, there’s lots to read and remember from this archive. In this column, we’ll be looking back at some of the highlights. This month’s edition includes two entries from November/December 2007. The challenge was simple: “What if the Dominion had won?” Let’s take a look at some of the stories that were produced!
“Desperate Times” by Rode Mitchell
The gripping, desperate tale of the USS Ranger and it’s captain, Jack Mitchell, as they are ordered on an apparent suicide mission to destroy a Ketracel White production facility. The story also gives a glimpse into how other powers fared against the Dominion.
“Homecoming” by Andrus Jaxx
A well crafted, if short read. The Federation has been all but destroyed, Earth occupied. A ragtag fleet of Starfleet ships receives word that the Dominion are pulling out of Earth, and decide now is the time to return home.