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 Sep/Oct 2011. The challenge was simple: “Where No Man Has Gone Before” Let’s take a look at some of the stories that were produced!
“Tomorrow, Today, Yesterday” by Jaxon Mc Ghee
A tale guaranteed to soften even the hardest heart. This story is told in a series of episodes, switching between the past and the present that with a few extremely well written characters draws the audience in, bringing them on the journey to the final emotional climax.
“Origins” by Alucard Vess
What is worse than waking up with no memory? Waking up as a child, with no memory in a strange, unfamiliar environment. The story does an excellent job of portraying the reactions and emotions of somebody finding themselves in that situation, alone and afraid, their world turned upside down. Without giving too much of the story away, it does feature an appearance from a current member of StarBase 118. See if you can guess who.