It's mid-August, and this year continues to soar past at an alarming rate! Someone needs to push the pause button, or something. At the same time, there are several games coming out that I'm super excited about and I wish it was two weeks from now (Disney Infinity 3.0)...or six weeks from now (Lego Dimensions)...or Christmas so I can afford all the things by asking someone else to buy them for me - oh wait, that's what my children do; I'm an adult (interest in children's video games notwithstanding). Sigh. Now that I have rambled horribly, go check out the prompt and write something amazing!
If you haven't read the full version of the rules, go here. Otherwise, here's the short version:
1. Start with the given first sentence.
2. Up to 500 words
3. Keep it clean (PG-13)
4. Optional Special Challenge
5. Stories submitted must be your own work, using characters and worlds that you have created. Sorry, no fanfiction.
6. Include: Twitter/email, word count, Special Challenge accepted
7. The challenge is open for 24 hours on Tuesday EST
Oh, and feel free to change pronouns, punctuation, tense, and anything in brackets to fit the story/pov/tone. I'm not going to be TOO picky... Our judge however...
Our Judge today is Michael Simko. Read his winning tale from last week here! Michael Simko holds a third-degree blackbelt in snarkjitsu. He's a glorified secretary who records the antics of the voices in his head, and then steals their credit. Michael writes Flash, shorts, and novels. He is a father of two young children who demand constant stories. He apologizes if Scooby-Doo and Ninja Turtle references litter his fiction, but that's a dad-win as far as he's concerned. Michael tweets @MichaelSimko1, but it's advised that you don't try to find him there.
Your first sentence for FINISH THAT THOUGHT #3-7 is:
Preamble: This week's FTT takes inspiration from seeing both Chuck Wendig and Alissa at GenCon. (I'm not sure how to take this...) Remember, the rating for this contest is PG-13.
Under normal circumstances, I'd be glad that someone killed my captor.
Your SPECIAL CHALLENGE from the judge is:
Paint a vivid picture without describing color (e.g. no red, no salmon, no "the color of blood exposed to air")
AAAAAAAND WE'RE OFF!!!