Writing Contest Prompt: Dinopunk Deathmatch

There are two universally acknowledged truths (okay, there are probably more than two, but none of the others are germane to this prompt): 1. Everything is better when appended with the suffix “-punk”. Steam is boring. Steampunk is the bees knees. Ditto, diesel, cyber, robo…whatever. This works, because “-punk” implies taking a cool concept beyond what is…

UWA #2 – The Booty Call of Cthulhu Round Up

Tentacled elder gods have risen, babes have challenged them, and our second Untitled Writers Arena is coming to an end. We need your help to determine a winner! Before you vote, lets take a look at our contestants and their stories. In the blue corner is the powerful and explicit Danny Brophy and his story Me…

UWA #2 – Sarah’s Call

Sarah sat in the plastic seats clutching the pill bottle in her backpack. It was one of many assorted cocktails that she had bribed off of a doctor in Lima who also happened to be the proprietor of the pharmacy next door. She opened the pill bottle, whose rectangular white pills gave her a calm…

UWA #2: Me and Cthulhu

(My entry into this writing challenge. Some rules were broken, I think. Enjoy.) She had been through the swamp at least once a week since she was old enough to venture on her own. Even now, a day after her thirtieth birthday, she found it necessary to wander the swamp’s myriad paths, long ago memorized,…

UWA #1 – Black Gold

Black Gold by Joseph Devon   Under the shadows of the trees it was still cold. The far side of the stream, where the morning sun had been shining for some time, was beginning to warm and the sounds of melting snow mixed with the trickle of the stream as it ran its sandy course.…