There's a fat, just past full-moon, shining in through my bedroom window. The tome is basking in the blue-white light as I write this. We have something of a routine now, and it waits quietly for me to ask politely for new words each week.
I'll get right to it, as I seem to be suffering from a tiny case of writer's block.
My winner this week is Antonia Woodville with Infinity (4): Antonia, this is so seamlessly written and it moves things along beautifully! Thank you!
My runner-up is John Xero with Games: John, that last line is really what hooked me. The story moved quickly along, but hat last line was just brilliant. Thank you!
As always, my deepest thanks to those who played this week. All the entries were such fun to read. Thanks to all.
And now as I turn to the window, I see the tome has already quietly disgorged new 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, May 2nd, to get your entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 11:30 PM on Friday, May 3d.
And so the gates are open again. Come in and leave your offerings for the tome!