Writer’s Block is proud to showcase the members that have broken into the industry. Below you can find the works for those who fit into our Professional role on the server.
Cole’s short story can be found in Volume 34. It is best summarized as: A powerful sorcerer has so disgraced himself, he is afraid of what his family will think should he ever die and meet them on the other side.
Welcome to LyncWorld! While you’re sleeping you’ll be able to create your own adventure with your friends. Visit over a hundred different locations and live the life you’ve always wanted. With our state-of-the-art system you’ll also be able to change your eyes, hair, skin, and clothes easily. So lync in tonight and be who you want to be.
In the year 2157, John lyncs into the LyncWorld every night where he can fight dragons, visit clubs, and party with mythological beings until he wakes up. He lives for his time asleep, as does everyone else. Until he can’t. When a virus infects John and makes it so he can’t lync in for six weeks he must learn how to relive a life long forgotten about. But, that’s not the only thing he has to contend with.
Haunted by the screams of the men he murdered, ex-Marine medic Riff Khora is serving a life sentence on board a prison ship. Seeking more punishment for his crime, he strikes a deal with the corrupt Captain Vidal–an exchange of pleasure and pain–and forges a new life leading the team that surveys space wreckage for salvage.
Ship engineer Zed Jakobsen’s psychometric abilities make prison a sentence worse than death, and the barrage of emotional stimuli is an unending torment. His only regret is that he didn’t kill the monster who sent him to prison, and only a glimmer of hope to escape a judgment he doesn’t deserve keeps him clinging to a brutal existence.
When they board derelict ship Pandora and discover a lone survivor, the hell of prison life plunges into abject horror. An epidemic of violence and insanity consumes their ship, driving the crew to murder and destruction. Mutual need draws Riff and Zed together, and their bond gives them the strength to fight a reality they cannot trust. But Vidal possesses the only means of escape from the nightmare, and he’s not letting anyone leave alive.
First Edition published as Pandora in the Deep Into Darkness: Aliens, Alphas and Antiheroes Anthology by Smashwords, 2015.
mona’s short fiction was published in Clarkesworld. Clarkesworld is a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine. Each month [they] bring you a mix of fiction (new and classic works), articles, interviews and art.
mona describes his short fiction: An engineer avoids ritualistic suicide while stealing a new Goddess.