Back in October, I think it was, we announced our first-ever first annual Original Fiction contest. The task was to write an original story that involved some blue-collar aspect of science fiction, something mundane, but vital, something that is generally unsung, but interesting.
The difficulties of beekeeping on an alien world, a garbage worker's strike in space, the paperwork aspects of being a time-traveling cop, whatever.
The plan was to run the stories on here, one a week, starting today, and let you, the readers, vote for your favorite.
Alas, nobody submitted any stories, so the winner is:
So let's start a new contest, a simpler one.
Contestants must write an ORIGINAL science fiction story, no fanfic. It doesn't have to be Blue Collar. Length is not terribly important, but it's recommended not to go over 10,000 words.
Submit the story between now and June 1, 2012. We'll run it on the site (Assuming it's at all appropriate. We reserve the right to reject submissions if deemed unduly offensive), and our readers will vote for the winner.
Ok, I know a couple of you *were* writing something. So keep doing it!