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Brawl #31 - Brawl of the Century: 3 rounds
Date: 9-24-13
Word Limit: 500
Judges:
Dr. Kloctopussy
Bad Seafood
Chairchucker

ROUND 1:
SA Prompt | SA Results

The twin stars of Thunderdome face each other in single combat.

The bloodthirsty crowds will not be satisfied with a single bout of a mere 500 words, no. These gladiators, equally matched in victories, witnessed the birth of Thunderdome.

But so did we.

Kayfabe, yada yada. It's a three-round challenge. Windy is the warm-up, but also the tiebreaker if necessary. Your fellow first-week competitors, myself and Bad Seafood will be your judges for the real competitions, with the assistance of a top secret mystery advisor whose true identity is a secret to all. Even me. Bad Seafood won't tell me who it is.

Prompts and word-counts will be provided when you complete the previous round. All judgments will be withheld in secret until the true victor is decided. :airquote: get in :airquote:

First prompt: Powerful women and stilettos.

winner
sebmojo - Supplemental Assistance
Sitting Here - Meanwhile, in the Fempire

Date: 9-30-2013
Word Limit: 1000
Judges:
Dr. Kloctopussy
Chairchucker

ROUND 2:
SA Prompt | SA Results

Your story must blend the mundane realism of slice-of-life style with speculative fiction. The ratio of ingredients is up to you. Anything from a woman makes a pot of tea and thinks she might see a ghost to a space trooper arguing with his girlfriend over who has to take out the recycling while they firebomb alien invaders. I don't care--as long as it is better than these examples. Please also have a plot, none of this slice-of-life with no conflict bullshit.

Sebmojo: your story must significantly involve a hotel.
Sitting Here: your story must significantly involve music.

sebmojo - We are all secret agents, undercover within our own lives
winner
Sitting Here - Age-Old

Date: 10-11-2013
Word Limit: 0
Judges:
Bad Seafood
Chairchucker

ROUND 3:
SA Prompt | SA Results

Two siblings separated by a great distance, both geographical and emotional. Sitting Here will be entrusted with the girl, Sebmojo with the boy. They need not be comparable age, nor even any particular age. Both old, both young, one old one young, whatever. The "Whys" and "Hows" of any age discrepancy don't matter. What matters is this: a brother and sister have found themselves apart, leading their own lives and their own stories, but still thinking of one another across time and space. The boy's name is Walter, the girl's name is Sasha, their ethnicity should be irrelevant, and the rest is up to you.

In short, what I'm asking for is for each of you to write a self-contained story in which your protagonist is led to remember, reflect, or otherwise reminisce about their sibling, the protagonist of your competitor's story.

The Word Count
There is no word count. Take exactly as many words as you feel is necessary, but you absolutely must not waste my time. Every word, every sentence, must count.

Also, since this prompt is kinda esoteric by design, you are both permitted up to three questions concerning what you are and aren't allowed to do, or any other clarification you feel is necessary.

sebmojo - Static Cling
winner
Sitting Here - On Getting Down