The third round of the RUET (Rarely Used Environment Transformation) Contest will be its last, and it yielded fewer stories than we might like. Fortunately, the pair of entries that did show up aren't bad at all! The final Rarely Used Environment was The City Dump; in accordance with this setting, this round's prizes are objects whose previous owners lost them or threw them away. The First Place prize, a bicycle-chain-style bracelet that was found on a parking lot, goes to The Artisan, a tale of recycling and reuse for the unwanted, by Kris Schnee. Second place goes to Michael Brenner, whose story Dumpsters and Dragons might be considered a new look at a classic theme, and who has thereby earned the prize of a perfectly good Fly Wheels toy that had been discarded on the shoulder of a road.
Running Wild, Day 4: As Plain as the Nose on Your Muzzle
by Duncan Cougar and Quentin Long
[TBP] Must the road to recovery be paved with pain?