Again I must offer my deepest apologies for leaving you all hanging for so long. It seems as if my life has gone into a permanent state of "mercury in retrograde" the last month or so. Besides some ongoing tech, health and car issues, fate saw fit to deal me an employment thing as well this last week or so. All honestly, I got so caught up in trying to straighten it all out, with only moderate success, that Prediction, and one or two other things, simply got away from me.
I'm very much hoping that enough of the rough has been smoothed over that such will not happen again. I love Prediction. I love being admin, and I adore my authors. Yes, I think of you all as my authors, at least when we are all here. *grin*
So! I am back and ready to move forward.
The Tome has missed you all very much and it is more than ready to bring forth new words. But first, our winners for this round!
This week's winner is Sandra Davies with A Change of Focus (51): Wow! Sandra, I was completely sideswiped by the revelation at the close of this! What a lovely twist! And I must make comment on ..."a voice harsh as grated skull-bones." Just brilliant! Many thanks to you!
In second place is Antonia Woodville with her untitled continuation of the Captain's story! Another amazing installment. This story gets better and better and you never cease to impress the hell out of me with your flair for gorgeous phrasing! Thank you!
As always, every story thrilled and intrigued. My thanks to all of you. And now, our 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, August 29th, to get your
entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by
11:30 PM on August 30th.
I realize that I'm leaving us a bit short-timed this week in an attempt to get us back on track. Again my deepest apologies for the inconvenience.
The gates are open!