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A Game Of Thrones…er, Words

I haven’t written fiction in quite awhile. And aside from the occasional journal updates on this here blog, I haven’t much written anything else. It soon dawned on me that, in the absence of the discipline to pen down episode after episode of Eze Goes To School in time for Mondays, and inundated by a regular dose of life’s daily grind, my creativity took a backseat. Besides, there was really no motivation to write anything.

No motivation that is, until James Becks Robert came calling.

He is a friend who very recently challenged me to a literary duel, one that will last five weeks, which comprises of a written work every week, to be updated, read and voted on by friends and acquaintances. It’s really just for show; he’s a good writer, I’m not so bad myself, and we are taking on the task to entertain our readership under some guidelines.

So, from next week Tuesday, on to the next four Tuesdays, so help me God, I will write my darnedest in order not to be bested in this game of thrones – damn it! – words, the way Prince Oberyn was squished and squashed by The Mountain. 🙂


About shakespeareanwalter

Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

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24 comments

  1. Can’t wait to see your ass wooped by JBR.#TEAM JBR

  2. We are waiting and what behave you the right to give yourself pass mark ehn?

  3. Team Walter? After depriving me of EGTS? *Crosses leg and sips coffee*. Berra impress me.

  4. Bring it on. TeamWalter

  5. Who DARES to call out the ‘Writers’ Writer’ for a duel of words?! Dude, its GAME OVER for you long before its even begun! Who sets themselves up like that, ei?! This is sooo going down! Its soooo on, bring it! #TeamWalter’s in it to win it! U go Walter, ‘write ’em off’ to the ground! LMAO

  6. Just because you gave me something to look forward to every Monday for over a year, I’ll forget that you snatched it away and be #teamWalter this time!

  7. Sounds exciting. Do we get to vote?

  8. Mr Walts! whats with the sound i hear every time i open mymindsnaps? I’m supposed to be reading! the sound is distracting me! do something about it please. thank you

  9. wait oh this will really be exciting.

  10. *setting up a betting stand* week one the odds are 10 to 1 against Walter. Betting opens at N2,500…
    yaaay! exciting stuff…

  11. All the way Waltz! Waltz ur way into victory. I like the fact that the stories won’t carry the author’s name so it makes voting objective and less stressful…but for some of us that have “MMSised”(pls check my dictionary for meaning) we can sniff out Walter’s writing from a thousand miles away like a pack of wolves on a hunting spree #justsaying. May the best man win…#seriouslyrootingforWalter

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