This is the Twelfth round of the Title Writing Prompt Challenge. For them unfamiliar with the challenge, a quick summary: three writers offer the fruit of their labor and inspiration based on a given title.
The Round 12 Title — Something Wicked… — was chosen by Perry. I’ll choose the title for the next round.
Assuming everyone has read the three stories titled Something Wicked…, this is where you get to vote for your favorite. If you’ve not read the stories, links are provided below.
As a reminder, the writing challenge has no restrictions, and the stories span various genres. Most of the stories fall in the G and PG rating range, with a few pushing into the soft R-rating. Those ratings are guidelines, but they are subjective. If you find a story disturbing because of the topics, language, and/or plot points, stop reading and move on to the next one. The same goes if you are not interested in finishing a story. It may seem like obvious advice, but these days many people go out of their way to experience outrage (and then complain about it).
The stories can be found at the following links (including a blurb from each writer):
E. J. D’Alise submission<<link
Adam is the world’s first sentient AI. Boom or bust for mankind?
Perry Broxson submission<<link
Nim is a Pacific Island girl in the 1940s. She finds a leaflet on the shoreline. One symbol resembles a Giant Bird . . . a bird that she believes stole her father; a bird she believes will return her father, if she delivers the perfect prayer. There’s only one man that can decipher the writing: an old Priest exiled to a neghboring island. This is the tale of her odyssey.
Gary Broxson submission<<link
An old soldier turned teacher loses his twin brother. In an effort to rid his guilt and find a new way, he packs his ruck and takes a long journey back to a time when they were happy. It becomes a Shakespearean saga of pain and redemption where real winners have to earn their prize.
For this round, the voting will close in about two weeks, Noon on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023.
Votes are nice, but the writers also appreciate reader comments (often, more so than votes . . . but, you know, they also like votes).
The title for the next round will be announced soon.
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