From the Bayeux Tapestry: Harold Godwinson (later Harold II of England) swears an oath to Duke William of Normandy (later William the Conqueror) on a box of holy relics. Bill wound up putting an arrow through Hal’s eye when he reneged on the deal.
PROMPT: Write a story about a character who makes a deal. It might be good or bad; it might be with a devil or with an angel; there are a lot of possibilities here. In addition (since I’m feeling arbitrary today), let’s use the words BRIEFCASE, LAPEL, and PRODIGIOUS.
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.