The Story So Far…

Here are some quick facts as we look back over all the stories from 2014. The arena: Ended the world 9 times Brushed with war 5 times Fell in love 8 times Met talking (earth-based) animals 4 times Visited space 10 times Interacted with 11 murderers Had 10 female protagonists and 30 … Continue reading

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 #12 – Short Story “Discs of Gold” by Tony Southcotte

Discs of Gold

Kara sat in a haze of cigarette smoke illuminated only by her monitor. On the screen, hundreds of forum posts scrolled along as she looked for a new target. Another pseudo-anonymous kid posted about global warming and the bullshit corruption that was going on in Washington to cover it up. … Continue reading

TWA #11 – Steampunk Revenge – JUDGEMENT!

Another Friday, another hard fought round in The Writer’s Arena. Ellie Ann hit hard with “The Aether Wars.” Albert Berg lashed back with “The Weight and the Balance.” Who was the winner? Let’s see what the judges have to say. Donald Jacob Uitvlugt is our guest judge this week (we … Continue reading

TWA #10 – Machine Made Art

True art has always been a human endeavor, an expression of emotion and subtlety that has been unique to our species thus far. This week, we ask that you write a short story about a machine that produces art. The definition of machine is broad in this, so make sure … Continue reading

TWA #9 Dessert Island Battle Thread

 “Pillow” by Hannah-Elizabeth Thompson vs “The Gluten-Free Man” by Nathan Cabaniss   Welcome short story lovers! After today, you’re going to need a dentist. This week, we delve into the delectable world of desserts, and the stories hiding in those vast mounds of sugar. Representing the TWA, the sugary-sweet Hannah-Elizabeth Thompson brings … Continue reading

TWA #9 – Dessert Island Challenge

It’s time for a fresh writing prompt. This week’s short stories will be all about being sweet, but we’re not discussing personalities. No, this week the arena centers around cookies, cakes, chocolate, pies, ice cream, candy, or any other delicious foodstuff our authors can think of. The challenge is to write a story about … Continue reading