The Champion (Seven Deadly Sins, Sloth)

The Champion (Seven Deadly Sins, Sloth)

by Jess C Scott
     
 

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EXCERPT [The Champion (Sloth)]:

"POW!" More guts, more green alien blood splattering all over the screen.

"Are you winning or losing?" Madge couldn't tell which of the characters on the screen Winslow was controlling.

"Duh, winning."

Madge was troubled. He'd said it the exact same way when a probably drunk or stoned Charlie Sheen… See more details below

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EXCERPT [The Champion (Sloth)]:

"POW!" More guts, more green alien blood splattering all over the screen.

"Are you winning or losing?" Madge couldn't tell which of the characters on the screen Winslow was controlling.

"Duh, winning."

Madge was troubled. He'd said it the exact same way when a probably drunk or stoned Charlie Sheen had said so on TV. What next? That she'd discover a bottle of Tiger Blood in Winny's room which he believed would give him supernatural amazing powers?

The difference was that Charlie Sheen had money. He had talent, a nice big house, he was in showbiz. He was entitled to party and make a mess out of his life if he so wished, since he'd already done it all.

What about Win? At least the kids who auditioned for American Idol had a chance. Win hardly wanted to get off his ass to do anything. He seemed to just live, breathe, and be one with his arsenal of computer games. . .

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SUMMARY: A gaming addict attempts to win at life when he meets his match and marries a fellow gamer.

GENRE: Fiction (pop culture / contemporary / dark humor)

LENGTH: 9,500 words

* This story features in Bad Romance (7 Deadly Sins Anthology).

NOTE: "Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work."
-- DeadlySins.com

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Reviews:

"Smart and articulate."
-- Cliff Burns @ Black Dog Press

"I thought your parody of Twilight was very funny. (I have only read the beginning so far.)"
-- Reader / Customer Email (from U.K.) | on “Literary Heroin”

"Great characters and a fascinating look at today's culture."
-- Kipp Poe | Review on "The Intern" (YA Sins07, Lust)

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“Dear Jess, I just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed your writing: your writing reflects something genuine, something real, about our generation that few writers have had the talent or the courage to uncover. Thank you.”
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014526326
Publisher:
jessINK
Publication date:
04/18/2012
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
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