TWA #25 – To and Fro Battle Thread

“Flight” by Hannah-Elizabeth Thompson

“Hey, Little Songbird” by Becca Elizabeth


To and FroWe’re off on a trip this week, short story lovers.

We asked our authors to write a tale about a journey, of someone taking a trip somewhere and then returning.

We set no restrictions on what type of journey this must be, just that it go from Point A to Point B and then back again.

How did our authors do?

Let’s begin.

Hannah-Elizabeth Thompson represents the arena with “Flight.”

Challenging her is Becca Elizabeth with “Hey, Little Songbird.”

Battle #25 is now 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 are not 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. this was a formidable decision. i do not envy this week’s judges their duty.

  2. A couple of excellent stories. It’s going to be tough this week. Both stories are so good, I think it will come down to who was more on point with the prompt.

  3. The Writer’s Arena has created it’s first Arena Cliche: “this week is going to be tough on the judges”. So far, I don’t think the judges have had an easy week. None of the writers ever phones in a story and it’s us readers that win, week after week.

    This week, for example, I was forced to choose between one story that I thought was very well written and showed the skills of a talented writer, and another story that was very well written and showed the skills of a talented writer. Geez, people! Help us differentiate by something other than narrow and purely subjective margins!

  4. I feel like it will slowly embitter our judges and force them to move toward the Simon Cowell approach. They’re going to get nasty and picky as time goes on just so we can have a clear winner.

  5. At least it hasn’t come down to spelling mistakes or grammar yet…

  6. Both stories are so fantastic.

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