#GoreWars Round 2!

Thanks to all the wonderful sickos who voted in the first round of GoreWars over at DarkFuse MagazinePucker Up was one of the winning stories and I am now in round two with a fresh story called Sinner. I'll be squaring off against dark poet Timothy P. Flynn, who was one of the top vote-getters in round one, so I'm expecting some stiff competition here (Update: After being tied half-way through day one, Timothy squeaked out a bit of a lead. Things are heating up! The score is currently 355-308, and this is looking like the match to watch.)

The GoreWars rules are simple - participants have 50 words to gross out, shock, and/or disturb readers. So dear readers, if you've got a strong stomach, head on over to the GoreWars page. Because of graphic content, the stories are accessible only to subscribers. You can either purchase a paid account, or you can sign up for a 72-hour trial subscription and cast your vote.

DarkFuse has announced that 3 voters will be picked at random from the ballots cast in round 2 and will receive gift boxes full of limited edition books (a value of $150 or more in each box)! I have several DarkFuse limiteds in my own library, and these books are quite lovely. All I can say is, if you're one of the three winning voters, you're in for a treat. I'll also be kinda jealous... 

Now, I present to you my GoreWars Round Two entry, Sinner. Go check out the entries and be sure to vote for your favorites! 

Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.

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