I entered a writing contest like none I had ever heard of. Author Versus Author. Initially, I was hesitant because the person who put the website together and hosted the competition simply referred to themselves as “The Commissioner” and stated in their bio that “A full-time day job in a totally unrelated field keeps him (at the moment) from pursuing his writing passion”. It came as little surprise based on the foreshadowing that the contest fell apart before the work that follows reached publication.
Three emails over the course of a few months went unanswered. It is unlikely the Commissioner will be able to revive the contest at this point. I am unable to reach the other author of this story, since Commish kept things unanimous. This story is permanently free, since it would be unfair for me to profit in part from another person’s work.
Despite the contest falling apart, I fell in love with my tactic for
keeping the story within my perimeters. I present to you, Dear Reader, Writer
Battle. It is my hope that all enjoy the contest and some among the readership
rise to challenge!
Carter only wanted a normal life with his fiance, but his supernatural past dredges up Chaos and leaves bodies in the wake.
Two authors battle for control of the plot, chapter by chapter. Can Carter survive both Chaos and the pull of two opposing creative forces?
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Jaz is haunted by nightmares of his time spent with the Legion, the military's alternative to the death sentence. He had enough to deal with already, now Ghostkin from A Paleolithic Fable add their own dash of destruction!
I love the Transgressor Trilogy! I've reviewed Fated Sky, Times of Change, and Dues of Blood already. So when E.M. Swift-Hook volunteered to let me do a character mash-up with her buddies Jaz and Avilon in her short, Doubled Spirit, I couldn't resist!
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Think you can take down a martial artist turned author? Here's your chance. Start any story you like, and Shane will inflict Chaos upon your plot. See if you can survive!
Most importantly, be prepared to have fun.