March Madness

2016 March Madness Snippets

Welcome to our second attempt at doing the thing! The goal here is to make a brief summary of each match (say, 300 words or less), then post them as a collaboration article at the end of March. And this time, we're starting early.

Anyone can submit a snippet. Just create a new tab in the designated area, and write. Multiple snippets for one match are allowed. They'll be pruned down to one before the work is posted. Check the 2015 collapsible at the top of the page for a few ideas of what a snippet should look like. There are just a few rules:

Only post finished snippets.

Do not edit anyone else's work.

Do NOT edit anyone else's work.


This will be a short "set-up" tale explaining why the hell this is being allowed to happen in-universe.

"This is a terrible idea."

"You are correct."

"Absolutely no good will come of doing this."

"That is true."

"We should not be doing this."

"That's right."

"This is the most idiotic thing we've ever done."

"I agree with you wholeheartedly."

"Why are we doing this?"

"Because last year was awesome."

"I know."

Researcher Marcher and Director Biltmore made their way down into the bowels of Containment Area 25b, relying on Biltmore's status as Director to keep anyone from wondering why they were carrying a wheelchair and a championship belt into one of the most dangerous places in the world. It worked, and here they were, standing outside his chamber.

There was no question in their minds as to whether they were doing the right thing or not. They knew they were doing the wrong thing, and they didn't care.

The unlocked door began to swing open. Slowly, ponderously. Marcher got into place with the belt, Biltmore with the wheelchair. They had gone over this plan so many times that they didn't need to exchange a single word. The ultimate warrior stepped out, blinking once. Marcher ran in and snapped the belt around his waist. Biltmore slammed the wheelchair into them.

They shared one last thought as the world flashed like a billion cheap sequins under the floodlights of the universe: "That was easy."

Round 1