The Tome is sitting by the open window tonight, looking out into the dark. There's a small patch of woods across the street from our house, and I have come to believe that it can see things in them, that I cannot.
However, I have enticed it away from the window for a few moments, with the usual treat of bacon, and we are ready to announce winners and words!
All of this week's entries were darkly brilliant and as usual, you've all made it very difficult for the Tome and I to choose!
This week's winner is Zoe Farr with Bring Me The Head Of 18): Zoe, it was the amazing dialogue that netted you the win this week. It was just so perfectly natural feeling. Really nicely crafted. Thank you!
In second place is Angel Zapata with Deadbolt: Angel, you did an amazing job of building tension with this. I could feel Benjamin's madness and desperation as the story progressed. The last line was so powerful and frightening. I just love this piece. Thank you!
And now for 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, September 26th, to get your entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 11:30 PM on Friday, September 27th!
Go forth and craft us new nightmares to read, my friends.
The Gates Are Open!