Thanks to those of you who participated in answering the question for Chapter 5 of Write A Novel With Me. The answers were all terrific (and all incredibly detailed!), and I can’t wait to get started on turning the winning entry into Chapter 6. As you consider these great choices, make sure to take into account the story thus far and where you would like to see it go. Check out Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 if you haven’t yet read them (or would like to reread them before making your decision).
Here was the question:
WHAT IS THE TEST OF COURAGE?
Here are the answers up for your vote (in order of submission):
1) When he passed through the doors, he looked around and his first thought was, “I’m back at the park.” It seemed he had come back to where the nightmare had begun. Then he heard a scream coming from the woods and ran to see who it might be. Could it be Lauren? He ran in the direction of the screams, but it didn’t seem like he was making any progress. Then he saw her hanging from a branch over a ledge — but it wasn’t Lauren, it was Sawyer.
2) As he entered through the door, he was shocked to find himself standing in front of an old woman. She said, “Come sit down Rick. Don’t be afraid. You have come to see if you have the courage to go through with this part of your life and become the Universal Cop.” She goes on to explain what he has to do to find that courage. “This is what you need to do. You need to take on your worst fear or there will be no hope for you.” First thing he had to do was get into a special suit made just for him. Then he was supposed to go and face his worst fear. Once he passes he would be able to proceed on.
3) There stood a sight so beautiful there were no words to describe it. It took his breath away to see the beautiful array of colors and bright lights that seem to hum, summoning him to come closer. He took one step and it was like he was walking on clouds — clouds of turquoise smoke arose as he walked through the lights. He didn’t realize the smoke was taking his soul.
To vote, use the comment section below, comment on the Facebook post, or use #WriteANovelWithMe on Twitter (and tag @phoenixmoirai) to provide the number of the answer you like the best. You have until 5 p.m. PST on Monday, December 8, 2014. The winning answer will be the basis for Chapter 6. In case of a tie, I will be the deciding vote.
I look forward to seeing which direction you’d all like to see the story go.