So a Boltholer friend of mine, MisterEd has a fairly regular competition going on for a while now. Called a Drabble. You are given a single prompt word and then you have to write a 100-word piece out of it. Quite a challenge. I have been in it twice.
Here are my entries.
We live to serve, it is our honour to serve.
We serve the Imperium, we serve the Emperor.
We live to protect, it is our duty to protect.
We protect the people, we protect Terra.
We live to destroy, it is our mandate to destroy.
We destroy the alien, we destroy the heretic.
We do not falter, it is not our right to falter.
We stand firm against the darkness, we stand firm against the witch.
We know no fear, we are secure in our faith.
We guard the forbidden gates, we are the silent guardians.
We are Grey Knights.
‘I wish you had reconsidered. The galaxy is now ours for the taking and nothing can stop us, not even that fool who considers himself a god. A god! He betrayed everything I believed in, everything he taught me!’ he raged. ‘The path I now follow is the true and rightful path and I regret we cannot walk it together, dearest brother. We were always so close.’
‘He is the Emperor, our father. You have forsaken all bonds of brotherhood brother, and doomed our entire species to eternal stagnation,’ whispered Sanguinius, breathing his last as he died in Horus’s arms.
Check out some more entries and previous comps here.
Also, there is a new Read in a Rush competition up. The prompt for June is “Corruption.” I have a really sweet idea for this. Just need to work out a bunch of details and then we are solid!