Good thing I noticed that the post I made last night didn't actually post. Grrrrrrrr....so what I said was :
Good evening! My technology issues continue, so let's hope all goes well.
It's been sort of a quiet and introspective, yet very busy week. The Tome and I have been dealing with a few issues that require tons of paperwork and much time spent on the phone, leaving time for very little else besides my work obligations. Looking at our small number of entries this week (3, to be exact), I find myself wondering if I'm not the only one experiencing such a time right now.
In one of the few quiet moments I was able to glean out of the week a story idea occurred that is mildly reflective of this. In it, Satan tailors the hell each soul experiences, to the personality of the person that soul belonged to. For each of us, as writers, that hell was being kept etenally busy with torturously mundane, yet life threatening activities, while simultaneously coming up with one brilliant story idea after another, and never, ever, being allowed to write them. Forever. Did I have time to write it? I did not. ;)
OK, so maybe it was just MY hell, but I thought I'd share it anyway.
As we had but 3 entries this week, and as they were all amazing bits of writing, I'm declaring that all three are winners.
Zaiure with Showgirls: I just love the last line. I honestly didn't see it coming. Thank you.
Helen with The Dare #5: Freddy is just such an interesting character! I really like the humming to initiate his defensive actions. Thank you.
Antonia with Infinity 17: The captain's continued apprehension about the shadow people, and the fact that the severe weather bothered them not a bit was a lovely touch. Thank you.
Seriously ladies, each of your entries this week embodied everything that I look for in a winner. Prompts were used creatively and to great effect. The writing in all three pieces was tight and yet flowed quite naturally, and each story kept me hooked and desperately wanting to know what's going to happen next.
While I've been writing, the Tome has brought forth new words. Lets see what it has given us, eh?
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 8th, to get your
entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by
11:30 PM on August 9th.
Please feel free to post, tweet, and otherwise network the hell out of or little game. I'd love to see some more folks coming to play now and again. I'll be doing the same, as my tech issues permit.
And now, venture forth and when you return, bring me the nightmares you have wrought!
The gate is open!
And hopefully this goes through this time!