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Date: 7-30-2018
Word Limit: 1200
Words Written: 40,948

Judges (crits):
*Sitting Here
*Kaishai
Uranium Phoenix


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Right, it's another year and Thunderdome is getting saggier, paunchier, slower, and frankly that halitosis is out of control.

For six years, Thunderdome writers have tackled prompts that offered some worthy challenge or uncommon vein of inspiration. We've struggled to find beauty, meaning, and evocative emotion within the confines of the very short story. This week, fortunately, you won't have to worry about any of that.

When you sign up, you will choose to be either a were-creature or a vampire. Were-creatures and vampires, as we all know, are at war so rrrr you hate each other!!

If you sign up as a vampire:

  • Your vampire will be given a weakness. Your vampire will not be weak to the sun, garlic, silver, etcetera. Other vampires in your world might still be, but your (original character, do not steal) vampire will have their very own vulnerability.
  • Your vampire will be given a unique ability. That ability MUST be prominently apparent, though your vampire can still have speed/strength/perception/etc.
  • Your vampire's power and weakness must come into play! That should be obvious. Mostly I wanted a third bullet point because I have more to say to the were-people but wanted the two lists to look even.

If you sign up as a were-creature

  • You will receive a were-animal. For the purposes of this prompt, "were" means they are human most of the time and turn into an animal for whatever reason. I will NOT be giving out any form of wolf or canine.
  • Your were-animal should meaningfully embody the animal I give you, though I'm giving some leeway on the exact shape of your were-creature. For example, if I give you a panther, your character could turn into a literal panther, or you could imagine some kind of anthropomorphized version.
  • HOLY SHIT NO ANIMAL GENITALS. NO WERE-SEX. NO HUMANS FALLING FOR TRANSFORMED VERSIONS OF OTHER HUMANS. Seriously. The judges of this week have no interest in any sort of sex being part of this prompt. If you don't think you can write an audience-appropriate romance without involving the animal aspects of your characters, think of a new plot.

I think that's about it. Any level of collaboration or shit talk is welcome, but there is no obligation to collaborate or even consider what anyone else is doing.

The winner(s[?]) will receive either a custom Week 313 av or a $25 dollar Amazon gift card. Your choice.


35 Total Submissions, 5 Total Failures:
1
2
3
Loser
4
Dishonorable Mention
5
6
7
Honorable Mention
8
Dishonorable Mention
9
10
Winner
11
12
Honorable Mention
13
14
Dishonorable Mention
15
16
17
18
19
Honorable Mention
20
21
Dishonorable Mention
22
23
24
Honorable Mention
25
Loser
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
Disqualified
35

Failures who signed up but did not submit: