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Competition: "My Favorite Color is Dead Parents"

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"My Favorite Color is Dead Parents"

Everyone, without exception, comes from somewhere, and that somewhere is usually from some sort of parental figure. Perhaps your character knew their birth parents, or perhaps they did not. Perhaps they were adopted, or grew up alone, or went from stem cells to teenage horror in a cloning tank. Perhaps your character loved and adored their parents, or perhaps they despised them with a passion. Perhaps you rebelled under your parents' expectations, or perhaps they were hardly even there to set any. Perhaps they parted on good terms, or perhaps they left without saying goodbye. Perhaps they never got the chance. In a riot of countless possibilities, one thing remains the same: you came from somewhere, and where you come from affects you, as does every experience thereafter.

But it does beg one nagging question: what do your parents think of you now?

What if your character could ask them? What if they didn't have a choice?

By some confluence of circumstance, or the plot-breaking will of the Force, your character's parent(s) - whether or not they were previously alive or dead - have shown up for a surprise visit! In a minimum of 500 words, no maximum, tell the story of this particular encounter, relaying what your character's parents think of him or her today, and what your character may think of their parents in turn.

Is your character overjoyed to be reunited with the mother they mourned? Does your character relish the opportunity to stab daddy dearest 37 more times in the chest? Is your character shocked into silence at meeting their family for the first time? Or can your character not even stand to meet their eyes out of shame?

Rules:

  • 500 words min; no max
  • The Voice Fiction Rubric will be used for grading.
  • Any entry format will be accepted.
  • You may use any Primary Character, Alternative Character, or NPC with a valid CS.
  • If you feature any other member's character, be sure to ask their permission first.
  • If it goes past PG-13, uncheck the publish box!
  • Have fun, my little Batmans.

Competition Information

Organized by
Augur Atyiru Caesura Entar Arconae
Running time
2017-05-16 until 2017-06-05 (21 days)
Ends in
11 days (2017-06-05 23:59:59 UTC/18:59:59 EST)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
Fiction
Awards
Second Level Crescents and Clusters of Ice as per VOICE guidelines
Participants
20 subscribers, of which 0 have already participated.