EP525: Among the Living
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- Tags: 1889, A Matter of Degrees, A Video Letter, A Visit at St. Nicks, A World of Wonder, alien invasion, All the Rarest Beasts on Earth, All Things Wish to be Free, Analog Top Forty, Avant Garde, Awake, Barbie Behind Bars, Ben Carr Was Here, Best Gap Year Ever, Beta Tester, BIO 101, Bona Fide, Broken Silence, Brother's Keeper, Call Me Max, Cape of Ken, Celeste and Bobby Fisher, Celestial Body, Changeling, Chips, clones, Coining Knowledge, Crackpot, Dimension Z, Driving Ernie Pickles Crazy, Eating, Echos of New Year, Eclipse, Employee of the Month, Error, Error 403: Forbidden, escape pod, Escher 3.2, flash fiction contest, Forecast: 2155, Four out of Five Stars, Fourth Quarter, Groxl, Happy Meal, High-Tech Solution, Home Again, Honest Lies, Host, It's a Sunny Thursday Morning, Just Waiting for the Change, Kraken Mare, LAN Hunt, Last of the Sea Monsters, Leave Taking, Like Veal, Long Tom's Lost Bar, Lost in a Familiar Place, Mama, Mark of Goshia, Mild Tasting, Munak and the Beast, Mystery Girl, NEXT, Night Terror, Normal, Odin Against the Ice Giant, Of Dogs and the Internet, OOPart Found On Mare Imbrium's Northern Slope, Paleontology Lecture, Planetary Cleanse, Pygmalion Reprogrammed, R.E.M., River and Sea, Rose of Pains, Shopping for the Perfect Battle Mount, Sign of the Times, Soldier, Speedy Molt, Stay of Execution, Steps and Lovers, Suicide by Proxy, Tech Support, The End of Coffee, The God of a Thousand Skies, The More Things Change, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, The Nebula Orchestra, The Night the Stars Cried, The Nutcracker Man, The Perfect Trap, The Phoenix at Fairyfloss Nebula, The Prince and I, The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Root Canals of Mars, The Rucksack, The Scrub, The Stranger in My Vision, The Students and Their History, The Village Feast, The Zombies Were Closing In, They Lied to Us, To Be Warm and Safe in the Sea of Fire, Tomorrow People, Transport, Troubleshooting Your Doomsday Device, Tweetspeak, Untethered, Waste Management, What He Knew, When Humanity Recalls Her Memory, Who's Calling?, Women are from Venus, Your Attack Was Found Lacking, ∞
Thirteen districts rebelled against the country that fed them, loved them, protected them. Brother turned on brother until nothing remained. And then came the peace, hard fought, sorely won. A people rose up from the ashes and a new era was born. But freedom has a cost. When the traitors were defeated, we swore as a nation we would never know this treason again.
And so it was decreed, that each year, the various districts of Escape Artists would offer up in tribute, 500 word stories to fight to the death in a pageant of honor, courage and sacrifice. The three champions, bathed in riches, would serve as a reminder of our generosity and our forgiveness. This is how we remember our past. This is how we safeguard our future. We are in the finals. Stories are published on a members-only section of the forums, so come join and participate today.
The culling has begun! Stories are being released every couple days in groups of 11 or 12. You may choose up to three from each group to move on to the next round.
UPDATE: First round voting has concluded, but you can still read all of the stories HERE
stay tuned, the second round of voting will follow soon!
Escape Pod Flash Fiction Contest 2016 – Rules