August Fiction Vignettes
Due to the great success of the first iteration of the Fiction Vignettes competition in July, I’m pleased to announce a new competition for August, this time with an image that brings two different vessels of very different eras together, in keeping with the theme of the ongoing fleet-wide event. The rules of this contest are quite simple: write a piece of flash fiction (a vignette) about the image provided in these materials. This month, we will be inspired by an amazing render done by ThrashMetallix. The assignment is to create a small piece of fiction inspired by this image. It doesn’t have to be a description of the image, per se, but could be the events that led up to it, the thoughts of someone related to it, or anything else, as long as it ties back to the image!
- Entries must be submitted directly into the submission box.
- Entries may be no more than 300 words long.
- Entries should reference the image being used for the contest.
- Entries will be assessed based primarily on style, relation to the image, and creativity, with spelling and grammar being used for tie-breaking purposes.
Please read through and view each competition submission before making your decisions. As a general rule of thumb, the earliest person who submitted a fully correct entry should earn first place, although this may vary depending on the competition you hosted. Don't forget to compare each entry with your criteria as a rubric for grading! Feel free to contact the Chief of Staff if you have any questions about the judging process.
|Jackson Porter||2115||“You’ve got to be kidding me.” The antennae of Captain Shon, the new Andorian commander of the flagship, were twitching with intrigue after what his tactical officer said. “That’s correct, sir,” the tactical officer replied, “according to these readings, that’s ship floating out there is the USS Enterprise-B.” Shon stood up from his seat and walked closer to the viewscreen. As the ship came around the front, he saw the registry number come up: NCC-1701-B. “She’s been missing for so long; I wonder how she got here.” The tactical officer brought up the results of their scans of the old Excelsior-class cruiser on the viewscreen. Aside from there being no power and a minimal remaining atmosphere, the ship was in decent shape. Captain Shon took a few seconds to read over the information before turning to his XO. “Commander, have security and medical teams meet in Transporter Room 1. I’ll lead the away team. The XO stood up as Shon was heading for the turbolift. “Uh, sir, I know you’ve been in command before, but I don’t think I need to remind you that Starfleet doesn’t allow captains to lead-” “Yes, yes, I’m aware of the regulations, Commander, but the chance to find out what happened to the namesake of our own ship is too great. Besides, there’s no foreseeable danger.” Shon entered the lift with the tactical officer and turned back as the doors shut. “The bridge is yours…Number One.”||2020-08-24 14:43:43|