Story Challenge

High Stakes

***It's just a game - unless the stakes are higher than you expect*** Stories for this challenge should be centered around some kind of competition, game, initiative or project, etc, which entails some kind of risk. It's your decision whether there's an unexpected turn or the risk is clear from the beginning - just make sure that there is some mind control, alteration, or transformation involved.
The following requirements are enacted for this challenge in addition to the [usual rules](https://forum.gayspiralstories.com/t/rules-for-stories-posted-on-gss/1214): * The story has to contain some activity involving some kind of risk that turns out differently than planned. * 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 stories should be short enough to be enjoyed in a single "session". I don't recommend stories to be much longer than 10.000 words.
Submission deadline: July 11, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM GMT
Final standings available!
4.47
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: 4.54
: 4.45
: 4.45
: 4.54
: 4.49
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: 100
Samuel is a handsome veterinarian who’s head over heels in love. When he asks his girlfriend’s father for her hand in marriage, his would-be father-in-law agrees on one condition: he’s going to have to wrestle him for it.
7/3/21
4.37
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: 4.45
: 4.23
: 4.18
: 4.45
: 4.68
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: 95
Four housemates buy a magic coin at the flea market. Now if they could just figure out how it works…
6/17/21
4.37
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: 4.54
: 4.45
: 4.18
: 4.50
: 4.50
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: 75
Mark makes several bets on his road trip without realizing the true consequences of losing to a Trucker
7/4/21
4.35
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: 4.43
: 4.56
: 4.29
: 4.43
: 4.56
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: 44
A strip poker game gets intense as the players start betting parts of themselves.
7/8/21
4.24
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: 4.35
: 3.94
: 4.21
: 4.44
: 4.71
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: 51
10396 words
Levi and his friends wake up with crushing hangovers in a strange warehouse full of cursed items. They have to play some sort of sick game if they ever want to get out - but what does it even mean to be cursed, down here?
7/3/21

Followup stories listed in random order!

Author Name Published
4334 words
6/26/21
4050 words
A young superhero embarks in a mission to save his teammate from an unknown villain... but maybe he's trying to rescue the wrong person.
7/6/21
Matty lives in a pretty homophobic area with pretty homophobic friends, but maybe a magickly enhanced game of spin the bottle can help loosen them up?
6/7/21
Pete finds a tabletop RPG at a thrift shop and convinces his friends to play with him. What could go wrong?
7/12/21
Chet lands a big time interview after a dry spell of unemployment. Can he land the job he wants?
7/10/21
A father is tired of his son goofing off and skipping school. He decides to teach his son a lesson in what it means to be a grown up with responsibilities
7/6/21
An unusual competition which allows participants to wager different aspects of themselves if they lose and what they want from their challenger if they win each round. Our two competitors go through significant changes as the story progresses.
7/5/21
8950 words
Four friends who get caught trying to cheat an underground casino are offered a chance to escape punishment through a high stakes poker game with the casino's mysterious and sinister owner. Only the stakes are a lot higher than they realize. And the deck is stacked against them in ways they can't even imagine.
6/15/21
Four tourists piss off the wrong shopkeeper. Playing the game he gives them changes them in ways they never expected.
7/11/21
Dan's got a gambling habit which has grown in lockdown. The average straight boy stumbles across a slot machine which may just change his life.
7/11/21
7/9/21
Five friends find themselves in a different dimension ruled by Mr L. They can get home... so long as they win his games.
6/5/21
7/10/21
Ollie wants to settle down, but can't find that special someone.
7/12/21
3832 words
Five young men compete for a manor... none of them knew all the rules before they agreed to play
7/7/21
6/11/21
6/4/21
Each year, the male youth compete with one another to become knights, but being a knight can be so much more fulfilling than they realize.
6/3/21
Casper has started an exciting new job, and bought himself an expensive new apartment, but finds himself on a dreaded Performance Improvement Plan. What's a scared, sexy new hire to do when his job is on the line?
7/12/21
Eamon accepts a dare to enter the Morphée Hill Manor House and steal something, but the Manor's owner is at home for the first time in thirteen years.
6/22/21
7/9/21