This has been a week of horrors, far too real, and too close. And so, in typical perverse fashion, I find myself exited to be here this evening, about to announce winners and coax new words from the tome.
Because the horrors we concoct here are fictitious, and delicious, and to me, just plain fun. And I love the way I can come here each week, and read what you all have brought, and have the real nightmares cleansed away a bit. I know that may not make sense to some, but the community we're building here, provides a sense of stability and safety that the rest of the world has seriously lacked for me these last weeks.
Our winner this week is Matt Farr with Departure: Matt! Welcome back! This story is just gorgeous and lush and ...I honestly don't even have words. I can't even tell you why it effected me so deeply and I'm not sure I even care. The visuals here...just amazing. This story made me happy.
Second place this week goes to Sandra Davies with Body of Evidence: There is something about the flow of this...it's so smooth. Truly a beautifully woven piece.
And now, on to words....
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 EST on Thursday, April 25th, to get your entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 11:30 PM on Friday, April 26th.
Go now, my friends, and create new horrors for me to revel in! The tome sleeps....