Jump to content

Check out the 2024 Awards Ceremony and be sure to claim your nominator badge!

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

From the archive: Writing Challenge 2013

StarBase 118 Staff

Recommended Posts

Our community Writing Challenge ran from 2003 to 2014 and provided players with writing prompts six times a year. Prompts could be anything from “a character’s sacrifice” to “where do you see the universe in 10 years.” Over the course of 11 years, an anthology of creative writing was produced.

While the challenge ended in 2014 after a long and successful run, there’s lots to read and remember from this archive. In this column, we’ll be looking back at some of the highlights. This month’s edition includes two entries from June 2013. The challenge was simple: “From The Past”. Let’s take a look at some of the stories that were produced!

The Light Of Darkness” by Hannibal Parker
Star Trek is a filled with tales of exploration, of life aboard a starship on the frontiers of space. It was not until Deep Space Nine that we saw a change, into a more grittier and at times darker story especially with the introduction of the Dominion War. This is a story firmly entrenched in that era, the tale of a combined marine and Klingon ground force assaulting a Ketracel white facility. The writer has done a great job in their telling of a story/theme that we have rarely seen on screen, bringing the action of the assault along with the raw emotions to life.

Questions and answers from the past ” by Alexander Richard
This story is the epitome of what we’ve come to expect from Star Trek. The USS Hawking is heading to Deep Space Nine for some much needed R&R, when the ship’s sensors begin picking up a spike in neutrinos. In true Starfleet tradition, the Captain delays shore leave for the opportunity to investigate a new wormhole. Despite being able to provide answers to an event that happened over thirty years ago, you are still left with the mystery of the wormhole. This is an excellent story, focusing more on the journey than the actual events and includes an excellent reflection by Hawking’s Captain, a thought that no doubt crosses the mind of every Starfleet officer during their career.

Hungry for more? Check out more entries from the 2013 contest in the Hall of Fame by clicking here.

The post From the archive: Writing Challenge 2013 appeared first on UFOP: StarBase 118 Star Trek RPG.

ufopsb118?d=yIl2AUoC8zA ufopsb118?i=G6I9DQzMBoI:-GNckNApQLo:D7Dq ufopsb118?d=qj6IDK7rITs

View the full article

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.