The Library

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Here, you can peruse all the previous contest submissions we’ve been given permission to index. Please demonstrate appreciation and reverence for all the writers who dared to display their work. Works are arranged alphabetically by title.


A


Winner: Historical Fiction Contest – November 2020
Short Story | Historical Fiction | 4900 Words
Philistia’s mightiest warrior faces his fate during a life of endless war as he takes to the field for a duel against his latest adversary.


C


Checkmate
Jacob C. Langley

Submission: Fantasy Contest – January 2021
Short Story | Literary Fiction | 2904 Words
A casual chess player challenges a beautiful but callous master to a game and finds out that when she plays, she plays for it all.


D


Dark Desires
By J.M. Rivers

Winner: Fantasy Contest – January 2021
Short Story | Fantasy Erotica | 4224 Words
Laura finds herself at the mercy of a brooding, powerful demon and must reconcile with a dark longing growing in her body and in her heart.

Dead, But Not Gone
J.C. Laird

Winner: Horror Contest – October 2020
Short Story | Horror | 1666 Words
After a night of hard drinking, Jimmy takes his new friend out to the graveyard to meet his family – and partake in a most unusual ritual.


L


Lucid Dreams
By J.M. Stevens

Submission: Horror Contest – October 2020
Short Story | Horror | 1439 Words
Little Stephen Jenkins has trouble sleeping at night because he’s afraid of the monster lurking in his wardrobe and in his heart.


M


Mia
By J.M. Stephens

Winner: Young Adult Fiction Contest – October 2020
Short Story | YA | 4881 Words
A young man pursues his heart’s desire but must struggle against bullies, hormones, and the crippling emasculation of his own expectations.

Moksha
By Clark Endicott

Winner: Science Fiction Contest – March 2021
Short Story | Science Fiction | 4945 Words
A teen game designer in a near future learns a terrible secret about her own existence and must fight to free her very soul.


O


Out of Time
By J.M. Stephens

Submission: Science Fiction Contest – March 2021
Short Story | Fantasy | 5000 Words
A regretful criminal launches a plan to travel back in time to stop the monster he was and rid himself of the monster he is.


S


Sword of Purity, The
By J.M. Stephens

Submission: Fantasy Contest – January 2021
Short Story | Fantasy | 5000 Words
A naive teenager stumbles into an obliterated mirror of Earth and must discover the secret of her own power lest the destruction follow her home.


T


Taxi Driver, The
By J.M. Stephens

Winner: Romance Contest – January 2021
Short Story | Romance | 4782 Words
A down-on-his-luck taxi driver and his estranged wife navigate the wild world of dating with all the blemishes, humor, and tragedy intact.

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