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Gul Re'jal October 1 2011 06:44 AM

October 2011 Writing Challenge: "Dilemma"
I still can’t believe that this has happened, but obviously the honour of naming the theme for this month’s challenge fell on me. So here it is:


It may be a big thing—like which planet to save, or a small thing—like the choice between tea or coffee for breakfast. And anything in-between. It’s all up to you and your characters.

Some rules:

- the word limit: 7000 words max.
- only stories written for this challenge, no reusing older stories
- Star Trek universe, any era, any ship, any crew; no crossovers, though--let’s keep it fully understandable for Trekkies without knowledge of other franchises
- only stories finished before the deadline will be entered in the voting poll; not a rule but a suggestion: please try to post completed entries instead of posting separate chapters as they are being written
- the deadline is 30th of October 2011, 23:59 GMT. Voting will take place 31st Oct-2nd Nov.
- don’t forget to post the link to your story in this thread

Questions? Comments? Complaints? Post them here or PM me.

Good luck and enjoy writing :)

Supreme Dittodrone October 1 2011 07:59 AM

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Trelane October 1 2011 11:28 AM

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Hope I find time to contribute to this author-challenge.

Stoek October 3 2011 12:26 AM

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A little teaser.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Even When...

Synopsis: While having lunch with Doctor Julian Bashir, the ever mysterious Garak regales him with a story of a choice he had to make that could have had dire repercussions for Cardassia, the homeworld he has been exiled from.

TerokNor October 3 2011 07:22 AM

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I think I may have an idea for this challenge as well... lets see, if it turns out to be something. :)


TerokNor October 5 2011 06:25 AM

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Looking for a Beta for my Challenge Story to correct time-, spelling- and grammar mistakes. The story is very short, only around 900 words/ a little over 2 pages. If somebody who is a native speaker of English or very good in English has a little time to spare to look over it, that would be great! :)


Trelane October 5 2011 11:52 AM

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October 2011 "Dilemma" Fic Entry

"Star Trek: Mandela"
"You Could Be Mine"

A Starfleet Officer inadvertently reunites with a young Aid Worker whom carried a child to term, conceived during a rape on a Federation colony world in 2367 he failed to protect her from, as he was being beaten by the same Cardassian soldiers in front of her.

Ln X October 5 2011 09:47 PM

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I've got a story for this challenge, need to work on it for a few days but it'll be ready...

Ln X October 16 2011 07:46 PM

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I've posted my story on this forum in response to this challenge. It's called Moment of Surrender and here is a link to the story:

Supreme Dittodrone October 17 2011 06:24 AM

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Here's my tale! It's called Of Mastery And Fate. The dilemma? The cost of power--is it worth it?

TerokNor October 24 2011 08:22 AM

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Here is the link to a short cardassian story. :)


Cobalt Frost October 31 2011 12:39 PM

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Ack, I thought the deadline was the 31st. Too late to drop mine in the mix?

EDIT: nevermind, just saw that the poll was up. Well nuts, maybe next month...

Gul Re'jal October 31 2011 12:49 PM

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Sorry :(

I posted the voting thread a few hours after the deadline, but it's already there and even voting has started.

I hope it won't stop you from posting your story anyway, even if not as an entry.

Cobalt Frost October 31 2011 12:57 PM

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I might; prolly take this chance to flesh it out a bit more tho. Great challenge BTW!

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