This evening I find myself recovering from an entire day of being pretty much rigid with impotent anger at several situations that have been going on for some time. Here's the thing about that, though. Some of my characters, who had remained pretty quiet whilst the previous week's moods were more fear, apprehension, worry and doubt, have made themselves heard today in no uncertain terms. Nate in particular has been incredibly vocal for the last several hours.
That being said, I find myself wondering if all writers go through this sort of thing with their characters, or am I just nuts?
The tome is snuffling about on the desk nearby and is awaiting my request for new words, and so let's announce this week's winners.
For sheer nightmare factor, this week's winner is RRKovar with Circa 1906: This is just beautifully horrible. That you have couched it in the normalcy of workers plodding in to start their day, makes it all the more so. That the reporter rated a "gourmet" label just made me laugh. Thank you.
And in second place this week is Antonia Woodville with Infinity (21): I seriously cannot wait to figure out what's up with the shadow people. Also, I'm pleased to see the Captain continuing the tradition of cheating the crew a bit. It's historically correct, if I remember my reading correctly, and besides...Pirate! Lovely phrasing in this piece as well. Thank you.
All right, time for 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 12th, to get your entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 11:30 PM on Friday, September 13th!
The gates are open!