Good evening all!
I'm gonna get right to it this evening. Whew! You all made it very difficult this week. EVERY story was brilliant, each for reasons unique to author and subject. Thank you!
However, as it is my job to choose, chosen I have.
This week's winner is Zoe Farr with Once They Get A Taste For It: What an amazing, horrifying, little world you've created here. Brilliant phrasing. And the subject matter is just nightmarish! Thank you!
In second place is Zaiure with The Post: Dragons! As mail delivery vehicles. Lovely! I adore Camille's scars and burns, and her attitude. Fantastic intro to a character I definitely would like to know better. I agree with RR. You get us seamlessly into the world. It feels completely natural. Thank you!
Honorable Mention: I'd be remiss if I didn't give RRKovar's Somewhere After The Fall a nod. It made me chuckle. It takes a delicate touch to horrify and amuse at the same time, and it's a skill you definitely possess. Thank you!
All right, the tome has obliged whilst I've been typing and so...
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, September 5th, to get your
entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by
11:30 PM on Friday, August 6th.
Before I leave you this evening, I must again thank every one for your patience at my absence, and for your warm comments upon my return! You are all wonderful. Thank you again!
That being said:
Let the games begin, my friends. The gates are open!