The Writer’s Arena Short Story Challenge #4 – This Man

It’s time for another short story prompt! Welcome our round 4 contenders. Danny Brophy is bringing the heat for the TWA crew. His verbosity knows no bounds, but will he have the skills to take down his veteran opponent CM Stewart? Keep an eye out this week for their bios. These stories will be posted Wednesday June 6th

Without further ado, Challenge #4 – This Man.



We ask you to visit this site:

Put simply, the man whose sketch appears on that page has supposedly shown up in people’s dreams all around the world. Millions of them people with no connections that can be found have all seen this man show up in their dreams.

Has this really happened?!?

We don’t care. We just want you to write a story about it.

We want a satisfying explanation for the phenomenon of that man showing up in dreams around the world. And, I hope obviously, we want the explanation to be fantastical or science-fiction.

And we want it in 5,000 words or less. Take as much or as little as you need.

Stories will be posted on June 4th.

Good luck.

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  1. Ah, what a great prompt!

  2. For reasons unknown, I break out giggling every time I think about this prompt.

  3. Gotta say, I enjoyed the hell outta this one.

  4. “This Man” was a true adventure. Again.

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