Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Anthology, New Story



I've decided this month's short story will be for this anthology by Norilana Books. They want a strong female protagonist in a sword and sorcery setting. How can I resist! The odds of success are slim, but I need a challenge! Whenever I write for something like this, it takes my writing to new levels.

My story is titled Malicifer, the name of a cursed sword. Rumor has it that the wielder of this sword will conquer all, but suffer from battlelust until his death, killing everything and anyone in his path. In an effort to gain the attention of the newly appointed Knight and save the kingdom from the wizard army, a milk maid steals the sword. Can she overcome the power of the curse, or is she doomed to a life on the battlefield?

Here's my picture for inspiration:



and here's where I found it.

Anyone planning to write a story for this anthology?

12 comments:

Nisa said...

That sounds like an awesome story! Good luck with the anthology. I'm sure you'll do great!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Good luck! I submitted a story last year and was rejected. I expected it though, it has to be nearly impossible to get in!

But that isn't going to stop me from writing another story and submitting. I'm a glutton for rejection letters, lol

Angie said...

Love the picture! Reminds me of Eowyn. I'll bet your story will turn out great. Good luck!

sarahjayne smythe said...

Beautiful picture for a lovely story. Good luck with the submission. :)

Lindsey Duncan said...

Neat concept for a story! I need to start looking at what I've got for this ...

Lisa Rusczyk said...

Thanks for the link. I may submit too, but have to think of a story first.

Your story sounds interesting - hope you get it in there and I can buy a copy!

Theresa Milstein said...

Good luck!

I don't submit when there are story guidelines involved, unless I already have written something that coincidentally fits. That's great that you can do it.

roxy said...

Wow, Aubrie. Another awesome premise. You are one of the most creative people I know. Love the picture.

M. Gray said...

Ooooo! I love that pic!!

Aubrie said...

Thank you for all of your support!!!

laurel said...

Wow, fabulous premise! Hoping your story makes the cut for this anthology.

BTW, I have an award for you over on my blog.

Cherie Reich said...

I can't wait to read your story! It sounds awesome, and you know I'm submitting to the anthology.