May, 2011 Archives



by thegooddoctor in 100 Words

Death. That was all his card said.

What the hell was that supposed to mean?

He knew the machine was perverse, playing with a person’s fate in the most ironic ways possible. Academics and the intellectually insecure called it the Sophocles, because only the ancient Greeks could match the machine for its macabre sense of humor.

But Death?

Was he supposed to die from fear. Was the machine getting philosophical? Should he avoid anyone in a Grim Reaper costume for the rest of his life?

All in all, Bill could think of better ways to have spent that twenty dollars.


Why The Absence?

by thegooddoctor in News

A lot’s been going on behind the scenes at 100 Words, more than can possibly fit in a 100 word story. I wanted to update my loyal readers as to why I’ve been MIA for the past couple months.

First of all, I’m a few weeks away from finishing the final draft of my novel. That’s exciting. The next phase will begin soon, when I start actively looking for publishers. Or figure out the feasibility of publishing it myself. Stay tuned for updates.

I’ve also been compiling stories for a 100 Word Story E-Book. It’s going to be at least 50% all new stories, and we’ll be selling it through iBooks and Amazon among other places. I’m hoping to have that ready to go by the end of June, but no guarantees at this point.

I’m also working on two submissions for the Machine Of Death 2 project. If you don’t know about Machine Of Death, you can read about it here or here. Basically, it’s a series of stories based on the premise that someone has invented a machine to 100% accurately predict how a person dies.

In the meantime, here’s a new 100 Word Story based on the Machine Of Death concept. And I’ll do my best to keep adding new stories on a semi-regular basis.

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