“Fantasy/Horror in the Cage” ~the prompt~

Rik, and Joe … welcome to “Fantasy/Horror in the Cage.” As you know, this is a no-holds-barred competition, so I’m certain you’ll deliver a pair of short stories that will rattle our readers to the core. You’ll be allowed a maximum of 2,ooo words and will have 24 hrs. to complete this challenge. The deadline is 12 pm EDT tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 26th. Good luck to both of you.

~The prompt~

Lincoln Towers, a steel-framed, residential high-rise development under construction along the lakefront of Chicago’s North Side, has a growing problem. Built atop land once occupied by a relocated, nineteenth century burial ground, the project has recently been fraught with danger. A total of three night watchmen have fallen to their deaths within a six week time frame, strongly suggesting that these incidents were more than just accidental in nature.

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There you go, mighty combatants. Take this scenario and blow us away with your best work. There can only be one winner, so give us the most jarring short stories you can come up with.

Again, best of luck to both Rik, and Joe. This much-anticipated pair of stories will post mid-afternoon on Sunday, Feb. 26th and will be shown without author attribution to make the voting as unbiased as possible. Readers will be able to vote until 6pm EDT on Wednesday, February 29th.

Let this ~Fantasy/Horror Cage Match~ begin.

All the best,  AB

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