Vote in the Rootless Short-Story Contest

Chris Howard’s Rootless takes a dark view of what could happen if corporations ruled the world. Set in a bleak future with no trees and only genetically enhanced corn to eat, nature as we know it now no longer exists. The totalitarian GenTech runs every aspect of human life–they control the corn–and beautiful forests are made of scrap metal for those wealthy enough to afford such extravagance.

Inspired by the total control of GenTech, we challenged you to write a story about a giant corporation that has taken over. You all wrote some very awesome stories, and now it’s your turn to help choose the ten finalists that will be sent to Chris for judging!

Voting will run until Monday, November 26 at 5:00 p.m. ET, so get hearting, Figgies!

One grand-prize winner will receive a signed copy of Rootless by Chris Howard, a Rootless tee, and a Rootless bookmark.

Two runners-up will each receive a copy of Rootless and a Rootless bookmark!

Contest Entries

  • Amity2
    • 50
    • 3

    Amity

    His job was to find out if humans would take revenge against his planet if they took our sun. Obviously Earth couldn't do that.

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  • Vanity
    • 16
    • 8

    Vanity

    The question that we all struggle to answer: What is beauty? What makes beauty?

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  • Big green binary
    • 9
    • 1

    Price of Blood

    No one believed me when I told them they were trying to take over the world. I wish they had. Now our freedom will come at the price o…

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  • Soviet poster
    • 0
    • 0

    We Made It

    Corporate economy isn't a thing of the future. It's a thing of the past. 1960. It has been a long time since East Berlin was free. Old…

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  • Img_0104
    • 0
    • 0

    The Storm Breaks

    Water is essential to all life on Earth. What if it was monopolized by one company?

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  • Unknown
    • 4
    • 0

    Apple

    When Apple takes over

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  • Images
    • 10
    • 1

    So You Want to Work for Efasnu

    So you want to work for Efasnu Co, huh? Well, come take a look! …

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  • Cover-normal
    • 2
    • 0

    Fear of Health

    They had changed us, and we would fight them until we were all free.

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  • Cover-normal
    • 0
    • 0

    SaveTechCo.

    A company replaces nature with technology, and replaces the sky. How far will one girl go to see what is beyond the fake sky?

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  • Emotionless cover
    • 63
    • 9

    Emotionless

    Erin lives under the power and control of Endesaur. An organazation that has programmed them to be emotionless, but when they undercov…

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  • Cover2
    • 81
    • 13

    B.R.A.N.D

    "Vote B.R.A.N.D.! Vote "Yes" on a brighter future!" B.R.A.N.D. was amazing, it was supposed to save us all... Special thanks to: Ab…

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  • Thirst 2
    • 1
    • 1

    Thirst

    Meredith(Mere)Seaton lives in a future where humans don't need water to survive. Neither do plants or animals, which means that water …

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