Lisa, and Joe…an adrenaline-filled welcome to “Fantasy in the Cage.” As you know, this is a no-holds-barred competition, so dig deep and show us what you’ve got. You will be allowed a maximum of 2,ooo words, and will have 24 hrs. to complete this challenge. The deadline is 12 pm EDT on Sunday. Good luck to both of you.
The year is 2013…conditions in the U.S. have gone from bad to worse, when the big one hits the San Francisco. A 9.5 magnitude earthquake fractures the coast from Eureka to San Luis Obispo, completely obliterating the bay area. An unprecidented global event, San Francisco vanishes beneath the ocean within minutes. The falling away parallels the coastline, running NW/SE. The Rodgers Creek and Calaveras fault lines become the new edge of Northern California—Napa and Vallejo instantly transformed to oceanfront real estate.
Confirmed by satellite imagery, the White House receives word that 19 unidentifiable machines/organisms have emerged from within the crumbling strata of 3,849′ Mount Diablo, which was bisected by the cataclysm. Upon being exposed, these mysterious entities immediately dispersed, vanishing below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
Joe…Lisa…it’s all you. Take this scenario, and give our readers a pair of fantasy shorts to rival any, and all works you’ve ever created prior to this epic battle. The trash talk has raged on for weeks; one of you will emerge victorious…the other is going down.
Again, best of luck to both combatants. This much-anticipated pair of stories will post Sunday, May 29th, by 1 PM EDT. The stories be shown without author attribution, to make the voting as unbiased as possible. Readers will be able to vote until 6 PM on Wednesday, June 1st.
Let this ~Fantasy Cage Match~ begin.
All the best, AB