Well, Colleen sent this to me this morning, and I completely spaced that she is in the Eastern time zone, whilst I am in Central. Pray forgive me for posting this late. - Rebecca
The tome has built itself a nest under my bed. It crawled out to greet the new day covered in shamrocks. I suppose it could be covered in far worse things and I'll not complain. Not sure where it got into the shamrocks, but I can only imagine it's a nod toward St. Patrick's Day, which is fast approaching. Any rate, at the moment, it's exploring the confines of my bedroom.
Before I get to this week's winners I have a favor to ask of all of you. The time frame for entries and judging is a bit difficult for me to juggle, due to my new training and work schedule. Would anyone mind if I moved it by a few hours , in one direction or another, so that I can devote more time to the blog and my responsibilities as admin? I'm trying to be mindful of the fact many of you are across the pond, and I don't want to make things inconvenient for you. If anyone has major concerns, please feel free to let me know either in comments, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And so on to this week's winners!
First place this week goes to Anthony Corwin with The Karmic Wheel: Anthony, I loved this story from the first line. I've a deep-rooted childhood fear of carnivals and I think it was brilliant to use one a the setting for your story. Even with the 100 word limit, you moved the story quickly from start to finish while maintaining a very strong visual of your world. Really enjoyable. Thank you.
Our runner-up this week is Helen with The Offering: Helen, I like this girl. I want to know more about her. Her casual attitude at having so easily turned the tables on her attacker is just lovely. I want to know what that blood is going to be useful for! This is a tightly-written and clever bit of writing. Thank you.
As always, I want to thank everyone who came out to play this week! I am in such fine, fine, company here and it's wonderful to see new people visiting and staying to write for us. Thank you all.
And on that note, the tome has somehow gotten into my lap, and is making happy little chuffling sounds. Let's see what it has for us...
Demonry (If you really hate this, you can use any form of demon, though I would love to see what you do with "demonry", 'cause it just sounds so cool!)
The usual rules apply: 100 words maximum, excluding the title, of flash fiction or poetry using all of the three words above in the genres of horror, fantasy, science fiction or noir. All variants and use of the words as stems are fine.
You have until 11:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time) Thursday, March 21st, to get your entries in. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 3:00 PM on Friday, March 22nd.
*sigh* The tome has sneezed, and now I'm covered in shamrocks, too.
Go forth and create, my friends!