Write about a contest with life or death stakes.
Posted in Adventure on May 22, 2021
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“The One Who Survived” by Trinity Womack
Amber watched as Jessi was carted away, her body covered with a white sheet. What had happened? The rest of the contestants stared at each other in unmasked horror. Jessi was dead. The host of the contest, The One Who Survived, glanced at them all and smiled. “As you can see, you now have a better motivation to win the contest.” Amber stared at him as a shiver went down her spine. “What do you mean? We were told that Jes...
“The Leviathan Games” by Saizen 🦜
Ikal blinked. He was utterly disorientated by the vivid colors. Coming from the Southern Ocean, he was used to the plain dark depths beneath the pale surface. He calmed himself.It was the opening ceremony of the Leviathan Games. Merfolks across the five oceans congregated at the hosting sites, looking forward to the once-in-a-decade revelry. Tens of thousands arrived at the Scarlet Reef of the Western Ocean, where the first game would be held.The procession ...
“Triple Threat” by Sam S.
“Are you sure about this? You can still back out from it you know.” Cara said, even though Leonardo showed no signs of abandoning the challenge.“Yes. I’m two hundred percent sure about this; trying to change my mind won’t work, you already know that, don’t ya?” came a determined voice from Leo as he swiftly unlocked the car with the key.Cara shot him the no-use-telling look. “Well, I guess I’m left with no choice.”A worried face spoke, “My instincts tell me we’ve forgotten something-”&...
“The Walls” by L M
One of us commited the crime. One of us did not. One of us will be banished from the Safe Zone, while one of us, will live. We are the entertainment of tonight’s live show, with deadly consequences. Except, it’s not really up to us to decide who lives. It’s up to the community. Using the evidence brought against us tonight, one of us will be deemed guilty, while the other liberated. A case of mystery and betray...
“The Bachelor: Season 492” by Lani Lane
“Ladies, it’s time,” said Chris Harrison, his voice satin (much like his designer suit). The twenty-five women in the room nodded.“It was nice meeting you,” Christie said to Rebecca, wrapping her arms around her new friend.Across the room, Kristine and Hannah similarly embraced.“I’ll let your parents know,” Maddie whispered to Charlotte, dabbing at her eyes with a tissue. “If, you know, it happens.”“I’ll do the same, of course,” said Charlotte.<...
“Subway” by Holly Pierce
Tricky “Good bye… I’ll see you after I get back,” I smile weakly. I hug Noah one last time. “Please, don’t stay too long. I know you have to go but-” I turn away from him as tears seep from beneath his eyes. “I’m sorry… I’m so, so, sorry,” I whisper into his ear. A gruff voice yells to me from the black limousine. “Let’s go! We’re on a time limit here!” Noah and I roll our eyes and pull apar...
“One of Them” by Addison Smith
I didn't want to go with them. No one did. Those who didn't succeed usually never returned. "Don't make a sound, Brianna!" Mother Abrinna hoarsely whispered into the pitch dark. She moved to the front window and peered through the curtain. Suddenly a breath of melancholy blew through the ...
“To save young Prince Thomas” by Tim Law
Knight of the Realm, Ser Louisa de Griffin surveyed the land that extended beyond the ridge. With her helm up she could clearly smell the sulfur and burning limestone. The valley was pocketed with tiny pools of lava, what earth she could see was probably not stable. “What are you thinking?” asked Michael, Ser Louisa’s loyal page. He was fifteen, small for his age but strong. Ser Louisa knew if she as...
“A Whisper Of The Wind” by Lily Rebecca 🐰🐾
Hide and seek, but if you're found you're dead. I should never have agreed to do this. It was a dare set up by my friends. Why why why? I don't want to die. I know it sounds selfish, but I'm only 15. I'm too young to die. I mean I could survive, but it's only a small chance. Do I really have to do this? I have no choice, I have too much pride to back out now. I hate my pride sometimes. I kick the dirt around me. Now the ...
“The Fate Games ” by Maci Currey
Competition is not all fun and games. A girl stood in a doorway, her long hair sat on her back. She had a long brown overcoat that went just below her knees. She wore a dark green shirt with black leggings. She leaned in the doorway and looked out at the town before her, this was the doorway out the front entrance to her home. It was a small home with only a few bedrooms; it barely fit her, her mother, and her three brothers but it was her home. She lived in a small town at the border of the safe lands. You see dea...
“Teracotta Flames” by H.L Whitlock
Teracotta Flames The sun rose to its highest, fixed in place staring down at the settlement isolated in grassland that seemed to reach out forever, beyond the sun. The settlement stood alone, a small island in the middle of a green sea. Large cones pointed into the sky woven out of colourful fabrics and dark leather. Strong r...
“Left or Right” by Elizabeth Burrows
Soft footfalls and the insistent sound of water dripping from the ceiling onto the cold stone floor echoed through the corridors. Stone walls and metal bars lined the corridor. Metal bars that separated the unfortunate from freedom. There were rows of cells with many different types of people. Some people were more desperate than others, clawing at the ground and throwing themselves at the bars. Some had accepted the situation and simply sat there in disinterest in what was going on around them. And ot...
“A Murder of Crows ” by Elizabeth Inkim
A savage wind howled through the forest. Rustling the brittle leaves, it snapped the bowing barks and branches of the ancient wood into pieces, leaving a carnage of scattered twigs in its wake. Through the dim moonlight of winter, Declan sat around the campfire, shoulder to shoulder with his brethren, waiting for the Council of Elders to commence the Blood Rite. The Blood Rite was a traditional contest amongst the Mountain Men of the Highlands, that occurred a fortnight after every Chief’s death. Open to all warriors and families of the c...
“Good luck and bad luck” by You'd Think A Writer Would Have A More Creative Name .
1924 wordsRated 12+; torture, death, violence"The tv isn't working!" shouts Kat.I roll my eyes. Getting up from my spot on the couch, I kneel down in front of the television. Apparently no one in my family can get it to work. A remote is thrust into my hands. "Is this sticky? Kat, have you been eating and touching the remote?"Kat shrugs. She shoves her hands in the pockets of her green sweater. She has no respect for the remote. She wolfs down a chocolate bar while watchi...
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