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Rated: 18+ · Message Forum · Contest · #2140378
A contest inspired by the serious need for more good sci-fi
In my short time here, I've come to really enjoy writing.com: the people, the stories, the contests, and the kind reviewers. However, one thing I've been missing out on is some good short science fiction, and an incentive to get involved with a community of writers who enjoy the same. To the end of inspiring the same, I'd like to propose a new science fiction short story contest.

The rules are simple:

Write a short story incorporating the writing prompt, of less than 2000 words.
I will pay 30,000 (updated) Gift Points for the best submissions.
Post in the forum with BITEM ONLY.
I will judge entries starting January 2nd, and provide (hopefully) thoughtful reviews for all submissions.
May the best sentient being win!

Contest Re-opening for January!

January prompt:
"That technology, though - it could save more lives than I ever dreamed. Or end them."

January Entries:
 
STATIC
Our World Was Becoming Extinct  (E)
Jansen and Embers find themselves on a new planet of hope and not all is what it seems.
#2146396 by HWinB.C.








December Winner!
All entries were a joy to read. However, I don't want to burn through those GPs too quickly! In recognition of its excellent use of the prompt, solid writing, and compelling setting, I'm going to award the December prize to:
 Nothing here  (E)
A solar system has an unusual structure
#2142602 by BrokenPen


Honorable Mentions:
Most comedic:
 
STATIC
Dear Diary  (E)
Captain Squito and his crew buzz around the mysterious Black Planet.
#2143409 by Genipher

Great plot, setting, and use of prompt:
 Captain Blainst's Decision  (E)
A spaceship Captain makes a unique find. SF contest entry, Word Count: 1993
#2144664 by Dirque



December Entries:
"Nothing here [E]
"Dear Diary [E]
"The Mysterious Planet [E]
"Captain Blainst's Decision [E]


November Winner
This was a difficult decision, as I had to choose among craft, emotional impact, and a number of other factors. However, in the end, I chose this entry because of its timely nature and how it touched me:
 
STATIC
Grief  (E)
My entry for the Science Fiction Short Story contest, we are in need of good sci-fy.
#2141513 by Mariella Stift


Despite the difficulty of judging among the creative pieces offered, all of which were a pleasure to read, these were my favorites among the runners-up:
 The Junkyard  (E)
A junkyard dealer is the same, even 1000 years in the future.
#2140992 by Circuit Rider

 
STATIC
Android  (13+)
Mr. Green and his son receive a special package in the mail.
#2141754 by Genipher



November Entries:
"The Junkyard [E]
"Grief [E]
"Through her eyes [ASR]
"Take Pride in Yourself [13+]
"Android [13+]
"Portal Team 9: New World [E]
"Skinless Aliens [18+]
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