If you have not yet heard, Nicole from nicolesmind.com has created a philosophy-oriented webzine called Knives & Daisies. A webzine is, essentially, a web-based magazine. Knives & Daisies will be posting user-submitted art, photography, and writing (both fiction and non-fiction). If you are interested, you can submit something for the zine. Submissions are open until June 1st. You will probably see some writing by me appear there sometime soonish.
Please check out the website and consider submitting any art, photography, or philosophy-type writing you may have.*
Knives & Daisies
*All submissions must be original pieces. Non-original pieces (anything plagiarized/published elsewhere) will not be considered for posting.
The contest has come to a close and I have decided on the winners. I mainly chose based upon how interesting I found the idea, and how well-suited it would be to the kind of things I write. Even if I did not pick your idea, there is still a slight chance that I may use it in the future.
Without further ado, here are the three winning ideas!
For sci-fi, we have an idea submitted by “Atul Jain:”
“With the rise of AI and automation, the human experience fundamentally changes. Our decisions are made for us as algorithms predict our needs before being consciously realized. Mankind reaches a point where it must redefine itself.”
For horror, we have an idea submitted by “Draco Malfoy:”
People go to the doctor to “get better.” Everyone ranging from war veterans to asylum patients. What they don’t realize, however, is that the doctors mental treatment places something in their head. Something that shouldn’t be there; a virus that allows them to be controlled by the doctor, who has very, very evil plans.
For mystery we have an idea submitted by “The Cardmaster:”
Malcolm Lyndon is a detective in London, hired to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of one Issac Greenway, a rich old gentleman who lived alone in a tall tower in a rather quiet part of the city. The man was found in his favorite armchair with a bullet in his head and an envelope containing a rather mysterious message in his hand.
I will write and publish these stories here eventually. It may take a bit.
Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all who entered! I had a rather tough time picking the best ideas.
Bye for now!