As much as I enjoy writing a story for the contest I always dread the chance that I might win and have to think of the next topic, which could be well received and have a flurry of entries or could kill the notion all over again! I've been keeping a close eye on the voting and thought I'd better have an idea locked and loaded, just in case it happened. There have been a few ideas but I’ve decided to play it safe and keep it fairly open for prospective entrants. Last month it was about ‘New Beginnings’, so this month I’ve decided to go with… “One Last Mission” (because if he wants to go on one more mission, that's what we're going to do ) A word limit of 15,000 (there will be a little wiggle room though for anyone that goes over). You can use canon or original characters, from any universe/timeline, the focus is on them facing, in the midst of, or finishing up their last mission, whether as a crew before scattering to the winds on new postings, before retiring from active service and starting a new chapter in their lives, or from a more unexpected end, it's up to you. Once you’ve posted your story remember to include a link to it here. The closing date for entries will be Sunday 10th December at 2100 hours (GMT), after which I’ll aim to get the polls open for voting ASAP. Though if you let me know that a story is incoming and you need a couple of hours to finish tidying it up then you’ll get your chance to be included. If there's anything unclear or any questions you want to ask, then please do. Good luck everyone!