TWA #16 – Wide Open Spaces Battle Thread

“Dust Bunnies” by Tony Southcotte

“Seventeen Ways Your Home Can Kill You” by Scotch Frye


Agoraphobia Welcome, short story lovers, to this week’s battle.

Our authors were asked to come up with stories about people who were so scared of the world around them that they found it impossible to leave their house.

What lurks behind the front door that has everyone so spooked?

Let’s find out.

Representing the arena we have Tony Southcotte and his short story: “Dust Bunnies.”

And challenging him this week is Scotch Frye with his story: “Seventeen Ways Your Home Can Kill You.”

Battle sixteen is live!

Read, comment, vote, 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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  1. The Arena really has started to specialise in giving readers difficult choices, hasn’t it? >AWOOGAH< me, but it was difficult to pick a story to vote for this week.

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever been this torn in the arena. They’re always good, but one usually jumps right out at me screaming, “ME, ME! I’m your favorite!” This time, however, they’re both so good but so very different in style. Is there a reason I have to choose between apples and oranges? Can’t I just have a nice fruit smoothie?

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