Around the World in 3,000 Words

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April 1, 2022

There’s something inherently exciting about setting sail on worldwide adventures. Throw in lost treasure, a trusty sidekick and an old fashioned and undependable form of transportation, and you have yourself a solid quest. We’re looking for your very best action and adventure stories centering on treasure hunts and exploration. Call us nostalgic but we miss Indiana Jones and can only rewatch Goonies so many times before it gets weird. We can’t wait to read your swashbuckling short stories of up to 3,000 words. Bonus points for Nicholas Cage as your protagonist (we’re kidding…kind of).

Contest Winners

Story Game: Thirteen Book Cover Image

Thirteen
by: pratyaksha

Testing, a practice set by town leaders, makes sure each 13-year-old is eligible to become an adult – it makes sure they are good enough. Only, the standards are so high that no one has passed in the last two decades. Can Kylie and Rylie pass? Or will they meet the same fate as those before them?
Thirteen
by: pratyaksha
Thirteen
by: pratyaksha
Testing, a practice set by town leaders, makes sure each 13-year-old is eligible to become an adult
Story Game: Kiss of Gold Book Cover Image

Kiss of Gold
by: C.J. Canady

A young explorer must help her ex-boyfriend exorcise the spirit of a Goddess from his new girlfriend to save their world from destruction.
Kiss of Gold
by: C.J. Canady
Kiss of Gold
by: C.J. Canady
A young explorer must help her ex-boyfriend exorcise the spirit of a Goddess from his new girlfriend
Story Game: Food Heist Book Cover Image

Food Heist
by: Alex Blanc

Inspired by The Italian Job and the TTRPG Crash Pandas, Food Heist is the story of a crew of raccoons (and a possum) who cruise the streets in stolen cars preforming elaborate heists on local eateries. But what happens when one of their number is captured…
Food Heist
by: Alex Blanc
Food Heist
by: Alex Blanc
Inspired by The Italian Job and the TTRPG Crash Pandas, Food Heist is the story of a crew of raccoon

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by: Ken
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by: Paramita Kalita
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by: Beba Díaz-Vázquez
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by: EM
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