The Great Rise

5000 words

THE GREAT RISE is a short story I wrote for the Owl Canyon Press Winter 2018 Hackathon Contest. My story placed outside the top-3 but somewhere in the 24 Finalists, and was published in the anthology 27 Stories in 2019.

It’s a quirky, fantasy world tale about life, death, irreverence, hope, and the lack thereof.

The parameters for the contest required the story to be exactly 50 paragraphs, with the 1st and 25th paragraphs pre-assigned by the publisher. I’ve noted them in green italics within the story below.