Competition: Don't be Afraid

Being Judged

Don't be Afraid

“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” -Veronica Roth

All of us have fear living within us, it is how we act in the face of fear that defines us as brave or timid, strong or feeble. Your character has found themselves in a position where they are facing one of their fears (be it a cave overflowing with spiders, being trapped in a trash compactor, or losing a loved one). How do they handle the situation? Do they stand their ground and fight their way out of a terrifying predicament? Do they scream like a youngling and run in the other direction? Or do they calm themselves and use logic to talk their anxieties into non-existence? In no less than 500 words, describe how your character finds themselves in this situation and how they react to seeing one of their fears manifested before their eyes.

  • Acceptable submission formats include .pdf .doc, .docx, and submission box. Google docs links will not be accepted.

  • Entries will be graded based on the Fiction Rubric 2.0

  • First, second, and third place entries will receive second level crescents, and all participants will be awarded Clusters of Ice in accordance with VOICE word count criteria.

  • While adult themes are tolerated, if your submission does contain such content remember to uncheck the publish box. If you are unsure whether or not you should publish, err on the safe side and don’t publish it.

  • If you utilize another person’s character in your fiction, make sure you get permission from them to do so.

Competition Information

Organized by
Mystic Leeadra Halcyon, Runner Emere Galo
Running time
2018-03-02 until 2018-03-18 (17 days)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
Second Level Crescents and Clusters of Ice as per VOICE guidelines
27 subscribers, of which 7 have already participated.