A Monster Story for Charity

Every year around Christmas, 2Dorks puts on a charity stream for Toys for Tots to help that deserving organization provide “toys, books, and other gifts to less fortunate children.” The 2Dorks, who call their fans the Legion of Dorks, stream video games live and give away awesome prizes as people donate. Last year, Stephen and Ashley, the gamers extraordinaire, raised over $1500. If you want to glimpse a bit of the action, check it out here.

Along with their entertaining streaming and prize awarding, the dorks want to step it up a notch. This year, they’ll be offering an anthology of short stories. To fill the request, the Legion of Dorks has stepped up to make it happen. We do love our children, but they can also be monsters. So the anthology’s title is LAUNDERED: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MONSTER MESSES.

We’re looking for short stories no more than 7000 words exploring the theme of monster mess clean-up for the first ever Legion of Dorks publication. Deadline to enter is September 15, 2018. Your story must be an original, never-before-published creation that centers around the people who clean up after monsters.

You must include at least one monster, traditional or made up, and at least one cleaning crew or person to meet the theme requirements. You cannot write in anyone else’s world. Otherwise, have fun and let your imagination dominate.

Examples:

  • A butler is tired of cleaning up after his vampire master who insists on killing his own dinner when he could simply and neatly buy from the butcher.
  • The seamstress frustrated with her clients who can’t seem to take off their clothes before transforming.
  • The janitorial staff at a hotel are tired of spectral guests leaving slime all over the walls.
  • The ideas are endless.

Unfortunately, we are not buying stories for this project. In exchange for your awesomeness, you get extra karma for helping a worthy cause. All proceeds from this anthology will be donated to Toys for Tots in conjunction with the Legion of Dorks December fundraiser.

Email all submissions to submissions@CursedDragonShip.com in standard short story format with the subject “Submission for Laundered (last name).” One story per email please.

We, the Legion of Dorks, can’t wait to see what you come up with.

If you want to learn more about 2Dorks, check out Horseshoes and Hand Grenades on Thursdays at 8:30pm Eastern. Dungeons and Dorks, a Pathfinder role playing show featuring Legion of Dorks members, can be found on the same channel on Tuesdays at 9pm Eastern. (I, cough, cough, might be on this one and it’s SO MUCH fun.)

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