The Game by A. Dalcourt
Beta Testing (Fractured Memories)
The Game: Beta Testing is an 8,000 word short story.
Once a year, the Council frees up the media broadcast to feature government approved entertainment that is put on by various schools in an effort to draw in additional funds for educational purposes. However, not all students are fighting for a piece of the limelight.
A reluctant Seth Wright is thrust into the hero’s role as a consequence of bailing out a friend. All seems well the day of the play, but he soon discovers a sinister plot that could jeopardize the lives of his friends. Throwing the rules out the window, he sets out to befriend a thief, rescue a dragon, ridicule a wizard, and avoid a princess' advances.