THE CHALLENGE: To write a story in 300 words or less Inspired by the image provided below, and in the genre of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or other Speculative fiction Only one entry per person All stories Copyright 2011 by their respective authors, who grant the Chronicles Network the non-exclusive right to publish them here. This thread will be closed until October 10 -- as soon as the thread is unlocked, you may post your story Entries may be posted no later than October 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm GMT Voting will close November 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm GMT (unless moderators choose to make an extension based on the number of stories) You do not have to enter a story to vote. In fact, we encourage all Chronicles members to read the stories and vote for their favorites. You may cast three votes For a further explanation of the rules see here: Rules for the Writing Challenges THE MAGNIFICENT PRIZE: Three months of Glory and Adulation! Your story posted on the SFFChronicles home page and added to the 300 WORD WRITING CHALLENGE Roll of Honor A book of Your choice, up to the price of £10 GBP, from The Book Depository . Photograph provided by Culhwch . . . . .