The inaugural A J Dalton Metaphysical Fantasy Writing Competition took place in December 2013. Winners received copies of a book and feedback on their work, and the outright winner received a tutorial concerning the arcane secrets of the cosmos and publishing.
The word limit was 500 words, the stories had to be written in the metaphysical fantasy sub-genre, and had to include an inn and various disreputable characters. The top three entries are showcased below. Enjoy!
First place: The Inn at the Edge, by Mike Kobernus
Second place: Nine Tales, by Becky Unicorn
Third place: Search for Meaning, by K. R. Green
[Please note, these stories remain the exclusive property of the authors above. We would ask you not to distribute the stories further without the author’s permission.]