Just How Safe Is The Universe When The Gods Go Grumpy?

Get Bonus Points For Humour In Your Grumpy Old Gods Story

We have all heard the story of the grumpy old men. But the grumpy old gods? Is the universe even in safe hands when even the gods get to have an off-day?
Let’s put a spanner in the works. Think of these mythological gods as not only grumpy, but also retired, or retiring, or their powers are waning. Worse, they have even began ignoring their godly responsibilities.
Is this the perfect setting for a short story? While this may be a morbid topic to write on, just how humorous can make your piece? If it is any good, it might be included in an anthology to be published in March 2019.
Junita Key – you might know her as the woman who puts together the Storytime blog posts – invites writers to re-imagine old myths and come up with imaginative and thought-provoking short stories about gods whose powers are not only waning, but they have to retire from godly duties, or already have called it quits.
The perfect hunting ground for inspiration for this type of writing, according to Junet, is your local retirement home – for things that tickle your fancy, and invite your Muse to go wild. The only requirement, as already mentioned, is that the god or godess must be retired, retiring, waning in power or ignoring their responsibilities. While you are at it, bag bonus points for infusing humour into your piece.
Stories submitted will be edited by Junet and Vanessa Wells. The word count for all stories should be between 3 000 and 4 000 words. The deadline for submissions is 13 January 2019, with the anthology projected for publication in March.
For full details get in touch with the ladies at grumpyanthology@gmail.com or go to https://www.junetakey.com/grumpy-old-gods-anthology-call-for-submission/

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