Ten people are contacted from around the world with an incredible offer. Do they want to play a game? The rules are simple. Given no information other than their names they have to find and kill each other.

A foreword

Ten was born of a random thought that just popped into my head with little to no prompting. Instantly, I knew I wanted it to be something special. I wanted to see a piece of collaborative fiction go the distance and actually reach publication, if only via self-publishing.

With that in mind I decided to hold auditions for the main characters so I could put together a killer team of authors that would be able to see this through to the end. We all got to see some great entries and I had some incredibly tough choices to make but eventually I settled on ten authors. I had originally intended on writing on character myself but it turned out that there were so many strong entries I just couldn't bring myself to turn anyone away so I could take on a character.

Anyway, we're finally here, a team assembled and a story being planned and written. It's going to be an exciting adventure, both for us authors working on this and hopefully for you readers as well. I'm looking forwards to this, so I'll end this with a single question.

Do you want to play a game?

The End

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