« Week #544 - Let's Get Biblical »

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Date: 01-03-2023
Word Limit: 1750
Words Written: 16,903

Judges (crits):
Fuschia tude
Week Archivist:
a friendly penguin

Hey guys, I hear you like short stories. Well, let me tell you about a guy who wrote some of the best short stories of all time. "The Parable of the Sower," "The Good Samaritan," the list goes on. You might've heard of him. His name is *sits backwards in chair* Jesus.

To start off the year, we'll be returning Thunderdome to its Judeo-Christian roots by adapting Bible stories. You can choose to adapt it fairly straight, focus on a neglected character, or completely shift time periods/genres. You can change story elements to better fit your themes, but the reader should still be able to see the original story underneath all the trappings.

For our purposes, a Bible story will be pretty much anything from the Hebrew Bible, the traditional New Testament, or the Deuterocanon. Sorry if I'm not including your favorite Nag Hammadi Coptic Gnostic Gospel or whatever, but let's keep the stories within the general knowledge pool. You do not have to tell me what story you're adapting when you sign up, but please say it when you post your story. You may request a story to adapt to be assigned by a judge.

For a little bit of extra fun, you may also ask for a genre to adapt your story to. The genre will be something I or another judge have been reading/watching/playing lately, described hyperspecifically. So if I've been watching Game of Thrones, you might get hard-R politically driven dark medieval fantasy. If you don't like your genre, feel free to reroll as many times as you please within reason (or just cancel the flash), as I want these to make writing more fun, not more constricting.

Let's go with 1750 words, but you will not be DQ'd for going a tad over, I'll just be like, mildly annoyed and may take some points off.

Entry deadline is Friday by midnight US central, but you may enter later than that if you toxx. Submission deadline is Sunday midnight US central.

12 Total Submissions, 4 Total Failures:

Failures who signed up but did not submit: