The Sharded Blade (Open Novella Contest 2020 SHORT LISTED)

The Sharded Blade (Open Novella Contest 2020 SHORT LISTED)

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Mathias  Cavanaugh By MathiasCavanaugh Completed

What happens when death is not the end? For one assassin, it wasn't.  Now, in order to die, he must continue to kill.

⭐2020 Ambassador Pick⭐
⭐2020 ONC Shortlister⭐
⭐2020 ONC Honorable Mention⭐

The Sharded Blade (Part 1: Ghosts of the Past) was my entry into the 2020 Open Novella Contest (#OpenNovellaContest2020) and is approximately 24k words. It didn't place in the Top 5 and win, but it did receive a very kind Honorable Mention from the Wattpad Ambassadors who ran the contest. I am deeply thankful for all of you who read and enjoyed this story.  Parts 2 and 3 (turning this into an entire novel length story) are currently being worked on.

This story is based on the following two prompts ... with some liberties taken:
4. When something tragic happens, it's often said we lose a piece of ourselves. How far would you go to find these lost parts of yourself in order to be whole again?
45. You are possessed by a demon. The only way to cast it out is to kill 7 people - each representing one of the 7 virtues.