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Date: 10-4-2016
Word Limit: 1800
Words Written: 18,735

Judges (crits):
The Cut of Your Jib
Hammer Bro.

Audio Recap: Battles of wills
Week Archivist:

Your task is to write a battle of wills. Get into the heads of at least two characters in opposition with each other. It's probably folly to try for more points of view, so I don't recommend it. Let me know why they're fighting and (even if they're deluded or a monster) how they justify their actions to themselves.

The two don't have to necessarily be on opposing teams; they could have an argument over strategy or whether ends justify the means. It doesn't even have to be a traditional competition or battle. A boardroom battle or a period drama about two heirs fighting over a literal will would fit just fine.

Any technology used should be ancillary (as in secondary to character and motivation) to the story. So if you do a car chase or spaceship battle, it better delve into the minds of the combatants. Do not write a spec sheet about engines and laser guns.

Just give me a conflict between people and present both sides sympathetically.

No fanfics or real people permitted. Real-world political issues are a big risk, but if you think you can play debate team and justify both sides, then go for it.

If you want a specific conflict or genre (or both) to work with, then I'll provide on request.

14 Total Submissions, 3 Total Failures:

Failures who signed up but did not submit: