If you haven’t been following along, I often participate in The Writer’s Workout’s prompted fiction contest The Writer’s Games. It’s a marathon–five consecutive weekends where contestants have 72 hours to write a piece of fiction ranging from 1000 to 6000 words, inspired by a set of prompts.
It’s a lot of fun and a hell of a slog. I’ve won it twice and placed top ten another half a dozen times. I’ve generated almost fifty stories that wouldn’t have existed otherwise. It’s kind of wild.
After each competition, the top five stories for each weekend are compiled into one of their iconic, green-bound anthologies.
72 Hours of Insanity: Anthology of The Games v11 is now available for your reading pleasure. It’s a wildly eclectic anthology, as there are no genre constraints in The Games. Contemporary, drama, sci-fi, fantasy, noir, romance, you name it–there’s something for everyone in this book.
I have two pieces in this book:
“To Call an Ancient Echo”
While they are both fantasies, they are very different, one being a sort of sword and sorcery type and the other a folklore piece, based on a creature out of Hindu mythology. I hope you enjoy reading them!