Category: L. Marrick

The Pygmalion Contest: Win $300 for Your Short Story!

  The Contest: Write a 5,000 word or less short story about the myth below. Deadline: October 31, 2016, by midnight Entry fee: FREE! Prize: $300 (I know, I know . . . I said the last contest we held would be the last…
Artemis: An Archetype Profile

Artemis is the fiercely independent goddess of nature, and the twin sister of the god Apollo. And like Apollo, she’s known for being antisocial and preferring her solitude. But whereas Apollo retreats to his penthouse office on the top floor…
The Cassandra Contest Results

    Thanks to everyone who entered a short story to the Cassandra Contest! I really enjoyed reading all of your stories, and I’m so happy to say that there’s a winner—Jesse Campodonico won $100 for the story, “Carla.” Congratulations, Jesse! The theme of…
The Niobe Contest! Win $300 for Your Mythic Short Story

  * The Contest: Write a 5,000 word or less short story about the myth below. Deadline: August 31, 2016, by midnight Entry fee: FREE! Prize: $300 Visa eCard * The Myth Amphion and Niobe were king and queen of Thebes. They had a…
He Caught a Child Predator…and is Being Sued for It?

  image from Anxiety War and GoFundMe I used to write about human trafficking and sexual predators a lot on Social In, and have since moved on to other topics. Doing so much research and writing on such a heavy…
For Those Who Love History . . . and Drinking

  Alcohol doesn’t exactly have a reputation for making us smarter. But I have to admit that when a cute bartender served me bourbon while telling me about the history and distillation process of said bourbon . . . it…
District Apollo: Artemis vs. Apollo Contest runner up!

Jesse’s story was a runner up in the Artemis vs. Apollo Short Story Contest. I loved the setup—a contest of superiority between brother and sister, with their personalities fairly jumping off the page. I laughed out loud in several places…
Greed and Grief: Artemis vs. Apollo Runner Up!

Jarrett’s story was an honorable mention in the Artemis vs. Apollo Contest. I love the epic poetry angle he took! It’s so much fun to read. His imagery and adjectives are charming, both where he calls on classic uses like “grey-eyed Athena” and…
Helios Rising: Artemis vs. Apollo Contest Winner!

The short story Helios Rising, by Tristin Weber, won the Artemis vs. Apollo contest. I love the way Artemis and Apollo are both in their elements, separate but equally powerful. And equally threatening in a subtle way. I also like the main…