Story Challenge of the Week

This beautiful piece of art was done by Anndr.
This beautiful piece of art was done by Anndr.

Well, it’s finally September. I say ‘finally’ because by my internal clock we should be somewhere in December by now. What can I say? It’s been a long summer. Anyway, it’s time for another Story Challenge, and this one is the same kind of challenge that I gave you at the end of July. These challenges are a bit more complicated and they be a lot of work sometimes, but they do tend to be a whole lot of fun! So, here’s your story challenge:

Theme: The Night I Saved the Day

Genre: Steampunk

Setting: Deep Underground

Character Archetypes:

1) An angry child

2) The Aged Martial Arts Master

3) The Monster with a heart of gold

4) A frustrated self-help guru

Items:

1) The Monkey’s Paw (break a finger of the paw and make a wish, your wish will come true, but every wish has a dark side as well)

2) An important text (i.e. a sorcerer’s spellbook, the first draft of a world changing scientific treatise, an ancient alchemical grimiore, etc)

3) A Pencil