The Descent [Featured]

The Descent [Featured]

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Mattias By TechieInAK Updated 4 days ago

Highest Rank: #18

When a diplomatic intercept is found to contain an item that could have disastrous effects on the Interplanetary Olympic Games, Denton Staxx has to take extreme measures to prevent the worst from happening. During his search for the perpetrators, Denton encounters an intricate intergalactic conspiracy that takes him from one solar system to another in search for a mastermind that will stop at nothing to accomplish his goal. It's up to Denton to prevent the destruction of the world as he knows it.
** 1st place finisher in the sci-fi category - Month Elimination Awards August 2017 **
** Iced Tea Summer Bash Awards Winner - Best Cover - Best Plot Development **
** The Ooorah's SciFi Awards Winner - Best Adventure Scifi Story **
** 1st place Sci-fi Awards Winner 2017  - Rebel Awards **
** 2nd place finisher in the sci-fi category - Titan Awards February 2018

Wattpad Featured (4/12/2018)

 ## Originally Written for the Proximalympics SciFi Challenge in early 2017 ##

  • action
  • adventure
  • artificial-intelligence
  • featured
  • future
  • futuristic
  • intergalactic
  • interplanetary
  • interstellar
  • mystery
  • olympics
  • orbit
  • revenge
  • science-fiction
  • sciencefiction
  • scifi
  • secretagent
  • space
  • universe
 #rebelbc i like the way you reveal everything that's happening and allow the reader to make their own interpretations.
 #rebelbc I love "danced over the letter", it's so beautifully written! Alas, I don't like "her smile faded and was replaced by lips tightly pressed together". I'd shorten it, maybe skip "faded" and simply say "her smile was replaced (or maybe wiped out) by …"
 #rebelbc you describe it so simple yet I can imagine what is going on inside of her. Your choice of words is powerful as it transmits her feelings to the reader.
                              great suspense. you're in her head so well that I've forgotten that it may be something bad on that note
 #rebelbc loved the second sentence in this paragraph. you captured not only how it looked but the emotion behind it.
Red_Leasia Red_Leasia Aug 29, 2017
You sound like someone who has a hard time writing a short story!