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 write about what is at the end of the universe. When you reach the edge of everything, what do you have?
Arena denizen Joseph Devon took a turn for the literary in his short story, “The Pedestal.” Will his artistic leanings be enough to quell the horrific fury he faces this week?
Arena challenger Nick Nafpliotis brings you across the universe and reveals that which should not be known. His story, “The Price of Knowing,” serves as a warning for those who reach too far into the depths of the unknown.
Will Nick be the first challenger to take down a TWA crew member? Will Joseph continue his winning streak? We’ll see on Friday what you and the judges have to say!
Read! Enjoy! Comment and discuss!
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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