Welcome to the Fourth Edition of the New Month Long Writer's Challenge!
Today we start the one month run of the sixty-seventh Literary Challenge: Delta Rising
We will be running this event from the 8/15 to the 10/01.
You may enter 1 story for each the 3 topics below, and space them out as you please timewise.
This month, our Topics will be...Challenge #1 - The Delta We Left Behind
The news has spread throughout Starfleet, the High Council, even amongst D'Tans Republic. They are going back to the Delta Quadrant. Back to clean up Janeway's mess? To finish off the Borg? Or to draw more attention to the Alpha and Beta Quadrants? The Voyager crew made first contact with more species than any other in the Federations history. Not all of them were so eager to befriend them. But now they make the call for you and I to join their expedition. To reestablish old ties, and perhaps strengthen new ones. What lies ahead for the Captains of STO in Delta Rising? What mysteries and pitfalls await you, and your crew as they take a leap of faith halfway across our galaxy?
Challenge #2 - There's Always Some Strings Attached - thanks to Aten66 for this suggested topic!
After the most recent Jenolan Accords, the Federation, KDF, and Romulan Republic have entered into a tense, but established, peaceable relationship. Federation and KDF forces have opened their once closed borders, letting enemies-turned-allies across their borders once again, and allowing more open discussions between all three galactic powers.
Challenge #3 - Episode ReWrite - TNG - Hide & Q
Of course not all are happy with the peaceable relations between these powers, and one such agent of discord has gone rogue. A Section 31 operative has gone renegade, targeting Romulan, Klingon, and even Federation vessels, labeling them all as enemies, either as Undine traitors or Iconian pawns. Your Captain has been targeted next, labeled as the Iconian's greatest puppet, the one who was always there at the right time, and the wrong time. They know all you strengths, and all your weaknesses. How will your captain handle it this time?
This is the writer's thread -- only entries should be made here.
TNG - Hide & Q - You are alerted to a class epsilon distress signal from the dilithium mining facility in the Eta Eridani sector block. En route to the mining colony at high warp, your ship is suddenly trapped in a familiar force field grid. In a blinding flash, suddenly you recognize Q himself as he appears on your bridge. With his usual bluster and flair, Q informs you that after studying your recent adventures for some time, the Q Continuum is very impressed by you. So much so, that they have graced you with their generosity. "The Continuim brings you a wondrous gift Mon Capitaine! The gift of impossible dreams." You tell Q that you will happily listen to his offer, after the conclusion of your current rescue mission. Q, however, disagrees, and in another blinding flash, you and your senior staff are suddenly teleported to a barren world of Q's own creation. Bewildered, you listen to Q as he makes one of your group an offer. An offer that only the Q Continuim could make. The offer, to become Q. The question is, which one of you will be asked to accept such a generous gift? AS well as how this "gift" will affect you and your loyal crew...
The Discussion Thread for all three topics can be found HERE
We also have an Index of previous challenges HERE
.The Basic Rules:
A few other important reminders:
- Each Challenge will run for 4 weeks. You may enter at any time during this open period.
- There are no right or wrong entries.
- Please keep discussion about the entries in the appropriate Discussion Thread.
Have fun Captains!
- Please obey the TOS rules and policies of our Forum with each entry.
- Anything overtly sexual or "adult" will be deleted. You have been warned. This is not a slash forum.
- Each poster can have one entry per topic. Feel free to edit your post to fix typos or add/ remove content as you see fit during the next month.
- After four weeks time, the thread will be locked and unstickied, as we move on to the next challenge.
- We'll have two threads: One to post the entries in and one to discuss the entries. **Cross-linking between these two threads is acceptable for these challenges ONLY!!**