A warm welcome, Janelle, and AJ, to “Thriller in the Cage.” As you know, this is a no-holds-barred competition, so give it your all and dazzle us with your amazing writing skills. You will be allowed a maximum of 2,ooo words, and will have 24 hrs. to complete this challenge. The deadline is 12 pm noon, EDT, on Sunday, June 26th. Good luck to both of you, my worthy combatants. I trust you’ll make the decision of which entry to vote for a difficult one, indeed.
Senator Douglas Roberts, wife Meg, and 3 year old daughter, Emlyn, were strolling down the hall of the Russell Senate Office Building, when they encountered a fellow senator. As they paused just outside Douglas’s office, the young couple became immersed in conversation with the fellow politician.
Unbeknownst to the couple, young Emlyn opened the door and entered her father’s office, heading directly for the enticing box with the flashing lights, and digital numbers, laying in the corner.
The Douglas’s heard a high-pitched scream eminate from inside the office. The couple rushed in to find their daughter crawling across the carpet, her hand caught in the mechanism of what appeared to be an intricate explosive device.
The pair froze in horror, when suddenly a movement in their peripheral vision caught their attention. A middle-aged man, of foreign descent, made for the door.
Janelle…AJ…have at it. Take this situation, and give our readers a pair of epic thriller shorts. There can only be one winner, so give us your very best work
Again, best of luck to both combatants. This much-anticipated pair of stories will post Sunday, June 26th, by 1 PM EDT. The stories will 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 29th.
Let this ~Thriller Cage Match~ begin.
All the best, AB