Good morning all,
My apologies for my tardiness, again. One's family occasionally does "unexpected" sorts of things when they get old.
The tome is a bit out of sorts this morning. The last couple of days here in the Northeast have been hot and humid. Evidently, the little darling likes that sort of weather just as little as I do. It watched me install the air conditioner on Thursday. It seemed amused by my struggles with the electric drill but was happy enough to settle right in front of it when all was said and done.
I imagine I ought to get on with winners and words, as the tome seems to realize we are late, and is hovering at the very edge of the the table near my desk, drooling greenish stuff with random letters floating about in it. I don't believe it likes our forced tardiness anymore than I.
First place this week goes to Zoe Farr with Bring me the head of (12): Zoe, there's an underlying tension in this that carries through the whole piece. That can be tough to maintain and you've done it wonderfully. Your dialogue is tight and the you worked the prompts in very smoothly. And again, that last line is killer! Thank you.
And in second place is RR Kovar with her Seth and Nate piece, This Modern World: RR this is just the perfect set up piece. Its tone is so quiet and matter of fact, and yet you conveyed Seth's tongue-in-cheek "concern" about Nate's reaction so perfectly. I had a hard time answering with what I thought was matching quality. Thank you!
And now....the 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, June 6th, to get your entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 11:30 PM on Friday, June 7th.
The gates are open. Let the games begin!