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


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. Without further ado, here is what they had to say on TWA #8 Donald Jacob Uitvlugt is our guest judge this week. Donald strives to write what … Continue reading

TWA Short Story Challenge #8 – TYKTWD


Welcome lovers of short stories. This week we have a writing prompt that will please the big-hearted in all of us. The really big-hearted. Like…the absolutely monstrously massively huge-hearted. The prompt is: “Take your kaiju to work day.” And what does that mean? Well, we’ve all seen movies where some … Continue reading

TWA #6 – Edge of the Universe Battle Thread

“The Pedestal” by Joseph Devon vs “The Price of Knowing” by Nick Nafpliotis   Welcome, lovers of short stories. Today we kick off another batch of arena fights with an odd question about the end of the universe. Which is to say, our authors for this fight were asked to … Continue reading

TWA #5 – Short Story “Going Cheap” by David Webb

Adam ironed his shirt. He felt that he spent an unreasonable amount of time ironing shirts. Mornings, before work, in the steam heavy kitchen with his Dad in the corner sipping tea. Friday nights, if he had a date. Saturday mornings, if they were going to the Synagogue. — He’d … Continue reading

TWA #5 – Short Story “Frozen Chosin” by Tony Southcotte

I never expected this, the bitter cold. The radio tells us it’s a Siberian cold front. It feels like just a few weeks ago I was walking through the mountains with unbearable heat. The smell of rot was everywhere, and the bugs came at us with more force than the … Continue reading

TWA Short Story Challenge #5 – Soul for Sale

It’s time for the next short story challenge! Robert Johnson did it to gain his legendary ability to play the blues. Faust did it for unlimited knowledge and pleasure. Homer Simpson did it for a doughnut. What is “it?” Why selling your soul to the devil, of course. This week’s … Continue reading