Welcome, short story lovers.
The powers that be are upset with someone this week, and they want that someone bumped off.
And did we mention that those powers that be come from somewhere other than Earth?
This week is all about intergalactic hit-men as we enter the world of alien gangsters and otherworldly murderers for hire.
Danny Brophy answers this challenge with the story: “Out of the Universe by Sundown.”
Ian C. Williams offers up his button-man from another planet in: “Contracts.”
Battle #13 is live!
Read! Vote! Comment! Enjoy!
We have two judges that will render their decision by Friday. The third vote comes from you, the readers. We ask that you read both stories objectively, and then leave a comment below or on the story itself. Authors aren’t allowed to comment on their own stories, but we’re sure they’ll be checking in here. We’ll tally up the totals and announce our champion on Friday.
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