Competition: Thirteen Stories: Before the Outbreak

Thirteen Stories: Before the Outbreak

You are awoken by a series of alarms as you receive a coded SOS signal. As you activate the single to hear the message alarms blare in the background as what you recognize as a man wearing an Imperial Officers uniform blinks into your vision. "This is Admiral Havus of Imperial Science Division. Under order of Emperor Palpatine we began secretly testing the effects of the Murakami Orchid on different sentient beings and at first we had spectacular results but in the last week we realized our mistake... They are smarter then they seem and they can speak as...." The last thing you see is him being tackled by three figures but due to the low power of lighting, you cannot make them out and just before the screen goes black, his screams echo around you.

You contact your chain of command in the Dark Brotherhood and are told to find this lab and investigate the origins of this plant mentioned. You are then to report back on if it should be destroyed or kept.

"We create monsters and then we can't control them." - Joel Coen

Objective: From the perspective of your character, may use your NPC(s) along with your main character, explain what you see when you travel to the secret lab. A minimum of 500 words with no maximum is needed to qualify your story for placement.

Fiction Grading: Will be judged based on each story and its creativity, originality, and relevance to the the story line. Each story will be judged using the Voice Fiction Grading Rubric

Fiction Submissions: Word document or the submission box are the only ways accepted for submissions to this competition.

Competition Information
Parent Competition
Thirteen Stories: Outbreak
Organized by
Savant Lucifer Scorpio Romanov, Battlelord Taranae Rhode
Running time
2018-06-20 until 2018-07-04 (15 days)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
Second Level Crescents and Clusters of Ice as per VOICE guidelines
4 subscribers, of which 1 has participated.
Knight Jinius Griffin
File submission
Textual submission

Here is my submission.

Thank you!

1st place