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

Not in My Write Mind: Rumble in The Writer’s Arena, Part 3

‘Not In My Write Mind’ features trials and tales from my quest to go from a mediocre writer to a published mediocre writer. Please feel free to share in my struggle and laugh at my pain. Click here to read Part 2 As my day in the Human Echoes Podcast … 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 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

Author Spotlight – CM Stewart

CM Stewart is a science fiction and psychological horror writer. Only 1.7 million years late to be the first hominid to discover and use fire, she enjoys camping and poking things with sticks. Stewart lives in a trailer park in New Hampshire, 100 feet from a former Superfund site, where … 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

The Process, Part 1 by Albert Berg

Not to be outdone, Albert Berg has struck back against Donald and his so called “Process.”  In a fiery rebuttal the likes of which will surely net a pair of retweets, Al had this to say. So, @HaikuFictionDJU made a post about his process for writing his Writer’s Arena story. … Continue reading