What might life be like on the dawn of the Apocalypse, what type of life-forms might still exist on the earth that remains? Use this week's prompt to explore your ideas of the next step in evolution or the types of people/creatures who might endure global devastation.
Guest Judge: Anthony Box
Anthony Box is 23 years old, and lives in Bakersfield, California. He has a BA in English from Cal State University Bakersfield, currently working towards getting a teaching credential, and hopes to teach high school English.
Anthony is also an assistant wrestling coach at his old high school. He was a student athlete in college, wrestling for CSUB (a NCAA Division I program). His senior year he placed 4th in the PAC 12 conference tournament.
Anthony's "Painted Black", features a young man "gifted" with abilities far beyond ordinary human beings who is drafted into an army of "talented" individuals with a frightening agenda.
*The words inside the bracket may be altered as long as the meaning still reflects the extinction or the impending doom of mankind as we know it.*
- The story must start from the prompt. This means the prompt must be the
first words in the story.
- No more than 500 words (not including the prompt). No less than 100 words.
- Any genre (in fact an unexpected genre will get you more brownie points.)
- Entries must be submitted by Tuesday Noon EST0
- If your story would be rated R or NC-17 in a movie, please post a note to that effect at the beginning of your entry.
- The winner of each week's competition will win a kindle copy of "Song Stories: Volume I"
- The winner and runner-ups will be entered into a drawing to win a beautiful paperback edition of song stories
- Have fun!