Good morning! My apologies. This is my sixth attempt at posting winners and words. Hopefully it'll go through this time. As the title says, I swear my computer is possessed. It's quite old and sometimes just refuses to do things, like work.
Any rate, let me get right to it as I'm so abysmally late with this.
This week's winner is John Xero with his continuation of (rise): John, as always, the Steampunk feel of this is totally engrossing. I've read it about a dozen times now. This week's prompts seem a perfect fit and you wove them in beautifully. Thank you!
And in second place is RRKovar with The Greater Depression: This whole thing just feels grey and laced with grim determination and hopelessness. It's a wonderful read. I find myself hoping you'll actually favor us with more of this. Thank you!
I also must give Honorable Mention to Antonia Woodville with her continuation of the Captain's Story. Antonia, the Captain never ceases to intrigue. I love where you're taking this and I'm honored to be along for the ride. Thank you!
And now, the poor Tome, who has been given a slight case of indigestion by my not being able to post, has given us 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, October 24th, to get your entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 11:30 PM on Friday, October 25th, barring any further computer issues. Again, my apologies for the random timing of my posts.
The Gates Are Open my friends. Take what the Tome has offered and craft your nightmares into reality!