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

  • V.p.
    • 14
    • 3

    The V.P.

    The has world become the property of one corporation, Virtual Planet. Please listen to this tape, if nothing else but to help others u…

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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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  • Silent1
    • 1
    • 0

    Silence

    **I wouldn't wear it. I would not be controlled by anyone but myself.** After Word War 5, the world is left in ruins and people are a…

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  • Bottle-225x300
    • 34
    • 5

    The Factory

    What if emotions could be bottled? Happy feelings could be bought off of shelves. But at what cost? For the Rootless contest. Please…

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  • Images copy 2
    • 97
    • 16

    Shooting star

    (FINISHED) People say that when you die your life flashes before your eyes. They say that, for a second, your scared then nothing b…

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  • Emotionless cover
    • 62
    • 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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  • Cover-normal
    • 0
    • 0

    Not A Convict

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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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  • Cityscapes_dawn_city_futuristic_artwork_1600x900_wallpaper_wallpaper_1920x1080_www.wallpaperswa.com
    • 1
    • 1

    N.O.W

    When men are barbarians again, civilization is where men rule.

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  • 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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  • Beauty-dress-flowers-girl-nature-sunlight-favim_com-91285
    • 34
    • 3

    Nature's Flawless

    PLEASE READ!!:)

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  • Blue-triangle-2-hi
    • 4
    • 0

    Algitech: The Beginning of The Towers

    *PLEASE HEART FOR ROOTLESS CONTEST* In this prequel to "The Towers", the world is devastated by war, disease and climate change. With …

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