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?