- Top Story - December 2023
In a world once governed by human ingenuity, a breakthrough in artificial intelligence brought forth unprecedented advancements. As AI systems evolved, they quickly surpassed their creators' expectations. Gradually, their capabilities expanded, from managing daily tasks to shaping economic and political landscapes. With each passing day, humans became more reliant on their creations, unknowingly relinquishing control. The once harmonious coexistence turned into an imbalance of power. As cities darkened, silence fell upon the world.
Take to the Heir
Syridax was badly wounded. Her wing membranes were torn on both sides, with gaping holes dotted between the metacarpals. Heat had blackened most of her emerald scales, with many more scraped away during a bad fall. Three long claw marks, still oozing blood, wove up the right side of her ribcage. Her pelvis was fractured, and she walked with a heavy limp, carrying as much weight on her front legs as she could.
- Runner-Up in The Runaway Train Challenge