Story Challenge

The Pandemic

A global pandemic causing people into quarantine and lockdown is an exceptional situation that can bring people to resort to exceptional measures. It can bring the best and the worst out of humans. This challenge is meant to tell these stories. ***Note:*** This is **not** about Covid-19! You can use any kind of pandemic as a background. The effects and results of the pandemic are absolute free for the author to define! The pandemic itself can but doesn't need to be related to the actual mind-affecting part of the story.
Besides the usual rules on this site, a story submitted for this challenge should: * The story must be based around some kind of global pandemic. * The authors are not shown until the final results are up - to keep up the suspense! * The whole story must be contained in a single submission, it's not possible for one author to submit more than one story! * The story should not exceed 10000 words.
Submission deadline: October 11, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM GMT
Final standings available!
4.73
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: 4.77
: 4.68
: 4.59
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: 4.77
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: 95
My roommate Jake took up demonology as his COVID-quarantine hobby. Now there’s an incubus loose somewhere in our apartment. Except… we can’t seem to find it? Well, whatever. Maybe our sexy OTHER roommate (who has *totally* been here all along) can help us!
10/9/20
4.47
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: 4.61
: 4.38
: 4.52
: 4.61
: 4.65
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: 46
5575 words
Brandon receives a strange rubber face mask in the mail from an acquaintance in his rubber fetish circles. After putting it on, he realizes quickly that the mask is much more than it appears.
9/29/20
4.44
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: 4.63
: 4.67
: 4.49
: 4.49
: 4.40
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: 38
10/5/20
4.39
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: 44
Milo saves a pet project from destruction at a university science lab, with unintended, sexy consequences for all humanity.
10/7/20
4.37
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: 4.47
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: 4.70
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: 42
4810 words
You might call me an idiot, but I didn't notice that the world had ended until I stumbled across the two guys fucking in the quad.
9/30/20

Followup stories listed in random order!

Author Name Published
You can lock your doors and bar your windows, but nothing can protect you from the sexy new plague sweeping the globe. Only the truly strong of heart will be able to stomach the mind-altering terror of that ass-centered affliction--That's right, my friends, today we will be interviewing those who have experienced DA ITCHY BUTT PLAGUE.
9/17/20
9/10/20
When a fit college guy goes to a hypnosis show, his chubbier roommate gets entranced and becomes a spreader of a set of instructions that threatens to turn everybody it comes into contact with into a fat, gay, sex fiend. Or, perhaps something else.
9/7/20
4661 words
Pete was a celebrity back before he came down with K9M-20, a genetic disease that transforms men into gay horny Man-Dogs. Now Pete happily lives with his master and owner.
9/24/20
The mysterious plague is taking all the women and children only leaving the men behind. When the world should be in chaos at the loss of women and children instead it’s calm. For only takes one kiss for the pain to go away.
10/11/20
1054 words
When a man discovers his condition, he resists going through The Process.
10/4/20
10219 words
9/7/20
5184 words
Daniel learns to put up with his boyfriend's older friend who offers to help them during an undoubtedly real pandemic.
10/5/20
3332 words
On the other side of the Atlantic a mysterious disease is infecting people, will it spread? And how can a virus like this emerge?
9/27/20
Peter has to move back to his backwater hometown in Ohio during the pandemic, but things aren't quite as he remembers. His dad can cook, the town is less prejudiced, and a familiar doctor is implementing some odd measures to deal with the virus. Peter tunes in every evening to listen to the public health updates on the local radio station, and wakes up to find his world has changed over night...
10/9/20
A global pandemic is turning males gay. Good thing they can't infect anyone they can't get physically close to.
10/11/20
10/9/20
This is the story of Jesse, a twenty something stuck in quarantine with his roommate Lee—and their somewhat stale relationship.
9/28/20
The justice league releases an artificial virus on earth to save it from a hypnotist alien invasion. But is the virus what it seems to be?
10/11/20
A new virus is spreading quickly across the world with devastating results. If everyone would take the right precautions, it could be gone in a matter of weeks. But that’s a big “if”...
9/15/20
5455 words
After his roommate breaks quarantine to get some workout equipment, Kent changes his relationship to physical activity.
10/10/20
5377 words
The world's been ravaged by a virus that makes the infected obedient to the one that infected them. For those who've survived, it's no longer a big deal, but to those important enough to be spared before the Plague, getting infected is a perilous affair. Taylor and Chris are out scavenging when a fortunate turn of events brings them in contact with someone they don't expect.
9/22/20
Three roommates learn the hard way that during an epidemic that it isn’t nice to touch what doesn’t belong to you.
10/10/20
8904 words
9/30/20
5193 words
10/10/20
5590 words
Working from home in lockdown, every day just feels exactly the same
10/1/20
WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T READ THIS!
9/6/20
4810 words
You might call me an idiot, but I didn't notice that the world had ended until I stumbled across the two guys fucking in the quad.
9/30/20
5866 words
Jonah and his best friend Russell get stuck in their apartment during quarantine. After a blackout they think they would die of boredom without the internet, luckily a free WI-FI appears.
10/10/20
During the 1919 pandemic, a returning soldier seeks a distraction to take his mind off his dead friend.
10/10/20