Untold Stories – Fan Fiction Event

28th April 2018

“Were you the only ones on that train?

Overwatch stopped our train in the woods and took my husband for questioning. They said he’d be on the next train. I’m not sure when that was. They’re being nice, though, letting me wait for him.”

What happened to her husband? What happens to her? That is just one untold story and Half-Life 2 is full of untold stories. Stories that need telling. Stories that you should tell.

For this fan fiction event, I would like you to write a about any supporting character from Half-Life 2.

Your story must be no more than 1500 words.

The story can be serious, comedic, scary, light-hearted or whatever genre or combination you desire.

Quick Udpate

Mr. Mazur has proposed making a map based on either the winning entry or the most suitable.
How cool is that?
So, if you want your story to be told in map format, now is your chance.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Entry Deadline

Please send your entry, via email, either as a txt attachment or even written in the email itself, to runthinkshootlive@gmail.com, not later than 11:59pm GMT Monday 28th May 2018.

Rules

All entries must be Safe For Work.
All entries MUST be in English (sorry).
Authors may enter as many separate stories as they wish.
Phillip’s decision is final regarding winners.
No purchase necessary.
Other weird rules may be added later.

Prizes

I’ll be giving away a few Steam games. the more entries I get the more games I will give.

Other Fan Fiction Events

I would like to encourage ALL readers to take a look at the previous Fan Fiction Events. There are some great entries in there.

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12 Comments

  1. are we supposed to write about her husband or anythiing else works too?

    1. Any supporting character from Half-Life 2.

      1. Phillip, do you think that a fanfic could be the basic of a future Ville? Example: The top 3 Fanfic entries for this could serve as options for the next Ville.

        1. It’s possible but really depends on the story. The problem is that very few mods tell stories because it’s a LOT harder than simply making a map with a setting and objective. But, and I am about to announce this formally, one story from this event may be made into a map.

  2. So excited and committed to doing this I made an account for the site! I’m really excited for this.

    1. Fantastic, although no account was or will ever be necessary to enter the writing events.

      1. Question, does the story have to be exactly 1500 words or is that a preferred limit?

        1. The story can have as many words as you wish, but going over 1500 is not allowed. That’s how I understood it.

  3. Mr. Mazur has proposed making a map based on either the winning entry or the most suitable.

    How cool is that?

    So, if you want your story to be told in map format, now is your chance.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

  4. Can’t wait to see what of good we’re gonna get in this. I’m pretty excited.

  5. PlanetAlexander

    Hey PlanetPhillip,
    Would I be able to write my short story based upon a (published) map I made? Is that accepted?
    Thanks

    1. Yes and no. I have never declined entries for any event, but if your story didn’t related to something that was seen in HL2 then it wouldn’t be an official entry. If your map and story have a connection with a character in HL2, then yes, it would count as an official entry.

      BTW, please call me Phillip or Philly.

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