So, coming up this week is my first bout in the Write Club Fight Club. I wanted to be a part of this because unlike other competitions and bouts, this one has infinite possibilities. There’s no limit to how I can interact in this fight. MMA, cooking competitions, and other competitions of strength all have their limits, but writing doesn’t. It’s kind of magical that way.
For those who don’t follow yet, it’s a competition where bloggers, writers, lovers, dreamers, and me go toe to literary toe and write a short story in a time parameter with challenges set in place.
My fight, which will be up on the website next Friday, is against Lucida, who is a screenplay writer. Her claim to fame is a web series on Youtube called Bar Flies. Here’s the rest of the schedule, which you should check out because some of the bloggers that I follow, like Jeyna Grace, are also a part of this.
The story I’ve put in for my bout is called Sewer Crawling, where I re-invent the Siren to a modern-ish creature that dwells in the metropolitan sewers and is a menace to the well-groom culture above.
The additional parameters of the fight are as follows:
“Now…the fun stuff. For your fight (this goes for everyone) you must meet this criteria:
The story must center around REVENGE.
- The lengths, extent or interpretation of that word is solely up to the writer/fighter.
- Revenge must be used or focused on in some regard during the fight.
The word “SAID” must never be used.
“I’m lost,” Joe said.| “I’m lost,” Joe whimpered.)
- If said is used, I will take away a point (vote)
Word count must be below 8,000 words
Word count must be above 750 words
Each story must begin with the phrase: “It began last Fall in the woods.””
Along the way you’ll get to enjoy other short stories and competitions, so make sure you follow Write Club Fight Club.