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The Rain Writing Contest #3: Curiosity Killed the Cat


Tuesday, January 4, 2022


Entry Fees



First place: $50 and featureship on The Rain Fiction Podcast.


The door that leads to a strange, fabulous, and dangerous new world.
The farmer who uncovers an ancient relic holding insidious power.
The crazed alchemist who comes to a great and terrible epiphany through a dream that may or may not have been his own.

This month, I ask you to submit a short story in 1,800-2,200 words about a new discovery, invention, or insight that seems wonderful and glamorous on the outside, but which is truly insidious beneath the surface, or which goes terribly awry. Think H.P. Lovecraft, Coraline, and Frankenstein.

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