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 #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

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

The Writer’s Arena Short Story Challenge #3 – The Butler Did It

This week we have Albert Berg facing off against Donald Uitvlugt in a head-to-head battle for the best short story in The Writer’s Arena. The results of this contest will be available to read next week. Now, arena spectators, we release onto the sands of our battlefield… Challenge #3: Like all … Continue reading

Challenge #2 – A Sense of Scale

Who’s ready to for some online short stories? Welcome to the first official Writer’s Arena! This week our challengers will be Joseph Devon and Caleb Newell. There’s a bit you probably remember from Alice in Wonderland in which our eponymous heroine finds herself in a room with a cake and a vial, … Continue reading