Competition: Who Wants To Live Forever?

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Who Wants To Live Forever?

Few things in this universe are unchanging or constant. Ages begin and end, worlds live and die, men wage wars, create wonders and change the minds of billions in a moment. Yet, in this particular case, your character has become one of those things which refuses to change. One day they simply wake up and find that time has released its grip upon them, that death will not claim them and that they are capable of acting with no threat of anything ever stopping them. It is an opportunity like no other, to fight without any shred of fear, to spend millions of years building their own vision, or simply watching how the galaxy changes over the course of history.

So, how do they react to this? What do they accomplish with their new immortality, and what do they desire? Is it a gift or a curse to them? Feel free to write down a story about this, set at any point after this took place, from a few minutes after realising it to a billion years into the future.

Instructions:

  • Please submit all entries in either Word document or .pdf format.
  • Clusters of Ice will be rewarded as standard, and will scale with the length of the piece.
  • Each entry must have a minimum of five hundred words.
  • Entries will be graded as a whole using the Voice Fiction Rubric.
Competition Information
Organized by
Lieutenant Colonel Essik Lyccane
Running time
2017-06-05 until 2017-06-16 (12 days)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
Fiction
Awards
Second Level Crescents and Clusters of Ice as per VOICE guidelines
Participants
14 subscribers, of which 5 have participated.
Results
Member
Warden Aurora "Aura" Ta'var
File submission
ImmortalitysPrice.pdf
Textual submission

Not my best work, but I hope you like it.

Placement
1st place
Member
Vanguard Corvus Corax
File submission
Who_wants_to_live_forever.docx
Placement
2nd place
Member
Warden Liam Torun-Urr
File submission
BeyondtheFugue.rtf
Textual submission

Submission features cameos from Jedi Master Yoda, and from Turel Sorenn, Consul of Odan-Urr. Used appropriately under Fair Use.

Placement
3rd place
Member
Peacekeeper Droveth Kathera Vectivi
File submission
a_millon_paths_revised.rtf
Placement
4th place
Member
Colonel Liandry Lhucci Cataa
Submission
Colonel Liandry Lhucci Cataa opted out of publishing her submission.
Placement
5th place