Thursday, November 12, 2015

Realms Faire, Hero's Dilemma, Challenge 4: Renegade or Die

Yesterday's Winner: Arlee Bird!

Hero’s beware! 
Here at the House of Hero’s Dilemma, a new cliff-hanging adventure will dangle new heroes above the depths of destiny or despair. In 100 words or less, a hero will face a danger in story form.

Each day, the people of Realsmdom will decide the fate of these heroes in three sentences or less. If fateful endings are giving answer in poetic form, an extra entry for prizes will be awarded.

Daily e-book prizes will be awarded via random name-pulling from the entries after 8p.m. Pacific Time. Everyone is invited to participate.

People of Realmsom, you have the power of storytelling might to decide the fate of the would-be heroes. Will they die in glory or shame, live in victory or defeat?
 It is up to you.

Hero's Dilemma, Day 4: Renegade or Die
Bay Shannon ran his fingers over the cracked console of the ancient fighter. As a child, he had fought imaginary battles with renegades. He had never imagined that he would become one.

His friend Jay’s static-filled voice came from the radio at his hip, “B, you’ve got incoming.”

“Got it.”

Bay started the engines, and arced his fighter into the sky above his family’s devastated fields.

Two corporate fighters streaked towards him.

Bay flew like a scared rabbit, hoping the C-fighters wouldn’t bother to read his ship’s infrared.

Two streaks of plasma-fire rushed towards him.

What happens next? Write the ending in three sentences or less (verse for a bonus entry) to enter to win Thanmir War by Loni Townsend.

The Earth Clan has declared war and a landscaper is at the dead center of it. 

Derek thinks his chronic headaches are the worst of his problems. 

He's wrong. 

He wakes up in the middle of an unknown forest, surrounded by a couple dozen dead men he has no memory of killing. His only way back to society as he knows it is MaTisha, an amnesic woman with the power to transcend world boundaries. 

But going home isn't as easy as he had hoped, not when MaTisha is sought by two opposing armies prepared to do anything to keep her from the other side. 

Derek finds himself caught in the center, mixed up with mercenaries and guardians. And now, he's been possessed by a murderous alter ego with a personal mission to keep MaTisha safe. He wants nothing more to return to the life and family he loves. 

But his alter ego has other plans.

And, after you have decided the fate of the Hero’s Dilemma, try your hand at the other Realms Faire Events for more fun and prizes!

What happens to Bay? 
Decide his fate in three sentences or less. 
(Bonus points for poetic verse)
And, remember to include your e-mail address and book preference with your entry.


Arlee Bird said...

Yikes! What a surprise! My email is jacksonlee51 at aol dot com.

It's always nice to be named as a winner.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Cherie Reich said...

Two streaks of plasma-fire rushed towards him.

He cursed, but the old fighter still had a few moves left. The craft dodged the fire and flew up and away from the C-fighters. Bay hoped his maneuvers had bought him one more day.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Two streaks of plasma-fire rushed towards him.
Still climbing, he banked left and into an active thunderhead. The old fighter's instruments were not affected by the lightning, but the corporate ships didn't fare as well. Their plasma weapons overcharged, both vessels exploded like fireworks.

Yolanda Renee said...

Deflecting them with his own plasma fire, he soared higher and into the atmosphere above. They followed him all the way to the moon. Hiding in the Marius Hills, he surprised them from cover and disabled both ships creating new parts for his ancient fighter.

Huzzah!! The REALMS FAIRE continues!

M Pax said...

Just what he wanted to happen. He flicked on the secret deflector and the enemy destroyed themselves. Huzzah! The new tech worked! The war could be won.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm not going to even try today but there are some good endings already.

Nick Wilford said...

Two streaks of plasma-fire rushed towards him.
Luckily, his old craft still retained its amphibious capabilities. He plunged into his family's lake, followed milliseconds later by the plasma which fizzled into nothingness on hitting the surface. He could wait it out in his fully stocked underwater bunker for a few days.

SA Larsenッ said...

Haha! I know all the winners. Congrats, guys!!! This is such a fun Faire! I'm on my phone and texting is not my strong point so YAY! for the other endings!