Azrael's Stop Contest Announced

If you've been following Azrael's Stop, you'll know that a lot of people die in that bar, many coming there as if led. It is named for the Angel of Death, after all.

And you'll have noted that at the end of February, we released a special piece of bonus content in the form of a fairytale story about Biggles the Chicken (available for free here, with no need to have followed any of Azrael's Stop to enjoy it!).

Well, at the end of March, we'll be releasing another piece of bonus content, as we will at the end of every month. At the end of March, we will be releasing a song. Yes, a song. It's a pretty awesome song, too, and I'm allowed to say that because I didn't make it. Well, I wrote the lyrics. Shh.

And this song will be tied into the world and the story of Azrael's Stop, but it will also be enjoyable all on its own, because hey, it's an awesome song. And this song will be available for you to purchase for the low price of 99 cents.

"What?" I hear you ask. "I have to pay for that content?"

And my answer to you is, "Actually, no!"

And then you look at me and try to parse conflicting information and then your head threatens to asplode. But I don't like when my readers' heads asplode, so I will explain quickly before the pressure mounts to asploding levels.

For today, we are launching a CONTEST!

The Contest: We are looking for YOUR Twitter-length prose stories about DEATH.

The Rules: Send us a maximum-140-character story, as in the style of Azrael's Stop, on the topic of death. The story can be anything to do with death you want -- the figure of Death, someone dying, a musing about death, whatever you can come up with in 140 characters. We want to laugh, we want to be moved, (but we don't want to read more than about 20 words at a time because we're lazy holding to a theme).

The stories can be whatever you want, and they don't have to have anything to do with Azrael's Stop other than the topic of death -- but if you want to try to set your story in Azrael's Stop or our world, we would be thrilled to see it!

You can post your stories as comments on this post, on our Facebook page, or send them to us via Twitter (just @reply AzraelsStop).

Please limit yourself to one story -- so make it good!

Deadline: You have until the END OF MARCH to send us your deadly stories!

The Rewards: We will post all of the stories sent to us here on the blog at the end of the month, and we will retweet some of our favourites through @AzraelsStop. But MORE IMPORTANTLY, the top TEN stories we receive (as judged by us -- bribes accepted) will be sent a copy of the end-of-month SONG for FREE as a prize.

That's right -- if you send us a really kickass story about death and we really like it, you can SAVE a whole NINETY-NINE CENTS. How is this not a good deal?

Recap: Send us, via comments, Facebook, or Twitter, short (less than 140 characters) stories about Death, and the top ten stories will receive a musical prize!

Spread the word! Tell your friends! Share the love! (And follow Azrael's Stop :D)

Questions? Comments? Let us know!