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Let The Games Begin. Please.

A Mastodon writing prompt story. These are science fiction short stories (usually 480 characters or less), based on an image generated by EW Doc Parris using MidJourney.

The stories are originally posted on Mastodon via my personal account.

Originally published May 15, 2023.

“When will this anthem end? It goes on forever!” I thought. I always looked forward to the Inter-Dimensional Tournament, and playing the first game of the qualifying round was extra special. But the anthems! Some dimensions just can’t seem to abide something that is pithy, upbeat, inspiring. This dirge could deflate stone. Could we just get to the game?