Really. I have the hardest time coming up with titles for anything! Ask RR. I often have to ask her for title ideas for my stories.
Any rate, I was very excited to see some folks back, and a new author come to play as well, this week! The Tome was quite pleased for the extra stories I had to read to it this week. We sit in the darkness of my room, the only light coming from my little computer screen, and I read your work to it. It seems to find the nightmares you all so beautifully craft, quite soothing.
And so...on to winners and words.
This week's winner is Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw with Parting Sorrow: Veronica, I must repeat myself. I loved this. It instilled that deep, slightly sick feeling that only stories based in reality can elicit. And it continues to remind us that some monsters are real. Thank you!
And in second place this week is Antonia Woodville with Infinity (22): Antonia, as always, the Captain is beautifully eloquent and the complexity of his character continues to intrigue me. I love the depth you've given him. I often find myself wondering what his "private" journal looks like. Thank you!
I have called the Tome out of it's nest beneath my bed, and given it some bacon, and it has rewarded me with lovely 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, September 19*th, to get your entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 11:30 PM on Friday, September 20th!
The Tome has retreated to the darkness beneath the bed to snore and dream of the stories you will write. I'll be waiting too.
The gates are open!