TWA #12 – Short Story “The London Hammer” by Tomi Wiley

The London Hammer

Looking back, it turns out it was a love story after all. Perhaps the first the earth has ever known, and definitely the most violent. Kara stared up at the seamless silver ceiling, watching ripples of light across its surface cast from stars that had gasped and died millennia ago, … Continue reading

TWA #11 – Steamy Revenge Battle Thread

“The Aether Mine” by Ellie Ann vs “The Weight and the Balance” by Albert Berg   Welcome short story lovers. It is time to pit two tales of steampunk vengeance against one another. Albert Berg winds up and lets go, bringing us a tale with western flair in: “The Weight and the Balance.” … Continue reading

TWA #6 – Edge of the Universe – JUDGEMENT

Our warrior writers have fought admirably, but ultimately only one can emerge victorious. Our esteemed judges have sifted through the carnage and rendered their decisions. So here we go, TWA #6 – The Edge of the Universe Judgement Day. If you haven’t already, check out Joseph Devon’s “The Pedestal” and Nick … Continue reading

TWA Short Story Challenge #6 – The Edge of the Universe

“Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.” – Douglas Adams – “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Or, at least, so … Continue reading

Author’s Week in The Writer’s Arena

Readers, Writer’s, and strange people sitting naked in front of your keyboard with nothing but a can of Nutella, lend me your ears. Welcome to Writer’s week, in which we lend this blog to the wonderful challengers of The Writer’s Arena We’re changing up the schedule a bit this week and taking a … Continue reading

TWA #3 – Short Story “God of Fire, God of Ashes” by Albert Berg

Terris Sek wakes to the terror of darkness. He flails in the blackness and his hands find the mattress of fronds he had scattered on the sandy floor the previous evening. The soft sound of Andra’s gentle snoring reaches his ears, calming his panic only slightly. The dank wetness of … Continue reading

TWA #3 – Short Story “The Lovebug Murders” by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

  They’re hungry again. He tries to be good, so very good. He has a well-paying job. There’s a woman in his life. There’s so much to be good for. But the worms are insatiable. He tries to ignore them, for as long as he can. They’re insistent, insinuating their … Continue reading