Title Writing Prompt Challenge Round 13 — “The Invisible Man”

This is the Thirteenth 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 13 Title — The Invisible Man. — was chosen by me (with prodding from someone). This is the last round of the Title Challenge (new stuff for the next challenge).

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
Detectives investigate a murder by a seemingly invisible man.

Perry Broxson submission<<link
Let’s be honest; America has had a good run of bad luck at electing Presidents. These men never fail to fail. Why? To fail is human, that’s why. This story offers an alternative solution. Why not infuse AI into humanity? Blend wisdom with intelligence? What could possibly go wrong?

Gary Broxson submission<<link
A man can lose his soul in the madness of war. But can he regain it with a single act of pure selfishness? Follow Ray and Kaylee as they ask the greatest question of all time—”Why?”

Readers might notice something missing . . . the voting block.

That’s right, the writers decided voting diminished the dignity of the process. Besides, while votes might sometimes be nice, the writers appreciate reader comments more than votes because votes are not an indication that someone has read the story.

We’re going to keep things a bit loose for a bit. By that, I mean that for now, we don’t have an established timeline for how we’re going to proceed, but will likely stick to the 3–5 weeks between stories.

For them who missed the announcement, we’re switching from titles to Genres, and for the first round, the genre is Crime/Mystery. I actually see those are two separate genres, but they are often lumped together, so be it.

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