Red-Black Course

In the distant future, every crime, no matter how small, gets you thrown in prison. However, it’s equally as “easy” to get out – by winning a series of deadly virtual reality games against the wardens and their different machinery, the Red-Black Course.

Rex – a young boy thrown in jail for reasons he can’t remember.

Zain – a teenage tyrant of the cells stuck because of an offense he didn’t commit.

Follow the story of the two as they form the most unlikely team to beat the virtual world, uncover the truth behind their pasts, and reclaim their futures.

My entry for the Cyberpunk prompt of the MAL x Honeyfeed Writing Contest 2022. Hope everyone enjoys the chaotic ride I've created!

The story updates every 3 days, starting today, June 4th, at 8 P.M ICT/GMT+7 (or 9 A.M EDT/ 6 A.M PDT).

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July 3rd update: my second entry, this time in the school prompt, Stars of Aoba, is now released! If you enjoy this work, consider checking that one out as well!

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November 14th update: though I did not make the finals, that doesn’t mean that Zain’s adventure ends here! Volume 2 of Red-Black Course restarts today, November 14th, and updates every Monday and Thursday, 8P.M ICT (8A.M EST)

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February 27th update: Red-Black Course is now also on RoyalRoad!

My entry for the Cyberpunk prompt of the MAL x Honeyfeed Writing Contest 2022. Hope everyone enjoys the chaotic ride I've created!

The story updates every 3 days, starting today, June 4th, at 8 P.M ICT/GMT+7 (or 9 A.M EDT/ 6 A.M PDT).

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July 3rd update: my...

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Chapter 1: His Name Is Zain
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Chapter 2: Ticket To Freedom
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Chapter 3: Bark And Roar
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Chapter 4: Indomitable Will
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Chapter 5: Before The Game
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Chapter 6: Rigged
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Chapter 7: Reckless Swing
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Chapter 8: Wake Up, Mighty Lion
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Chapter 9: Supreme Domination
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Chapter 10: ESPs
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Chapter 11: Tricks Up The Sleeves
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Chapter 12: The Psychics' Secret
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Chapter 13: Unison Of Minds
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Chapter 14: Playful Demons
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Chapter 15: Floating Field
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Chapter 16: The Lion's Mask
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Chapter 17: The Pup's Fangs
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Chapter 18: Planet Hotline
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Chapter 19: Afterparty
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Chapter 20: A Special Kind Of Hell
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Chapter 21: Destiny Draw
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Chapter 22: A Real Prison Break
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Chapter 23: Project R.E.X
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Chapter 24: Let's Play
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Chapter 25: Final Spark
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Chapter 26: Roar Across Worlds (Vol 1 END)
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Chapter 27: (Vol 2 START) Air Strike
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Chapter 28: Bar Brawl
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Chapter 29: Lion Versus Lion
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Chapter 30: Guy In A Chair
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Chapter 31: Best In The World
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Chapter 32: All-Rounder
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Chapter 33: Settling In
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Chapter 34: The Next Goal
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Chapter 35: Potential
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Chapter 36: Grass-Cutting Tournament
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Chapter 37: Touching Grass
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Chapter 38: Colorful Savannah
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Chapter 39: Unexpected Visitor
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Chapter 40: Jack
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Chapter 41: Round Two
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Chapter 42: Gulliver's Trail
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Chapter 43: Investigation
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Chapter 44: Tug-of-war
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Chapter 45: Double-Crossed
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Chapter 46: The Man Behind The Mask
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Chapter 47: Top Of The World
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Chapter 48: Stage Of Stars (Vol.2 END)
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Chapter 49: Author's Afterwords (Vol. 2 Edition)
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Chapter 50: [Vol 3 START] Tournament Arc
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Chapter 51: The Shortest Path
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Chapter 52: Dynamite
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Chapter 53: The Value Of Teamwork
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Chapter 54: Blue Life
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Chapter 55: The Mastermind
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Chapter 56: Aoba's Student Council
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Chapter 57: Espionage
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Chapter 58: Young Lord
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Chapter 59: The Secret Task
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Chapter 60: Database
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Chapter 61: Shooting Star
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Chapter 62: Joint Research
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Chapter 63: Obstacles To My Dream
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Chapter 64: ABC
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Chapter 65: Speed Demon
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Chapter 66: Half-Baked Reason
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Chapter 67: The Dark Side
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Chapter 68: Good Versus Evil
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Chapter 69: Hot Wind
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Chapter 70: Where I Stand
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Chapter 71: Summoning City
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Chapter 72: Battle City
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Chapter 73: At The Blade's Mercy
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Chapter 74: The Greatest Trap
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Chapter 75: Beyond Soccer
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Chapter 76: Strength Of The Heart
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Chapter 77: The World's Greatest Mind (Vol.3 END - Announcement In Comments)
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GenreActionMysterySportsThrillerCyberpunk
UpdatedOct 08, 2023
Chapters77
Writing StatusFinished
Word Count134,735
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