Competition: Scurvy


You are stranded. Whether it’s in space, on some remote planet, or somewhere in between, you have limited supplies and an even more limited likelihood of rescue. All alone, you must determine how you intend to survive — to hang on for as long as possible — or maybe instead to save yourself the suffering and end it quickly.

What will you do? What happens on your lonesome voyage runs too long, and you start running out of food? Of water? Of sanity?

In a minimum of 500 words, tell your character’s story of survival, isolation, and tribulations.

Details and Grading

  • Accepted submission formats are PDF or text-box submissions. Google Doc links and other file types will NOT be accepted.
  • Grading will be done in accordance with the Fiction Grading Rubric.
  • Adult content is permitted, but do NOT publish the submission if it includes such content. A friendly warning to the organizer wouldn’t hurt.
  • Second Level Crescents will be available to the top three placements, and Clusters of Ice will be applied in accordance with individual word counts.
Competition Information
Organized by
Corsair Qyreia Arronen
Running time
2020-02-02 until 2020-03-08 (about 1 month)
Ends in
18 days (2020-03-08 23:59:59 UTC/18:59:59 EST)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
Second Level Crescents and Clusters of Ice as per VOICE guidelines
18 subscribers, of which 3 have already participated.