My Internet connection has been dicey these past couple weeks. I hope that will end tomorrow, when I change providers. In the meantime, I offer my apologies for the delay in posting winners and words.
Everyone stepped up to the plate last week and all knocked it out of the park. (That's a baseball reference, for my non-American friends.) You make the judging both difficult and rewarding.
The winner this week is Zaiure, with Adoration. The combination of joy and horror was superb. Runner up goes to Sandra Davies for A change of focus . There is so much story packed into 100 words, and the ability to keep this tale going so long is such a testament to her skill.
And now, my doves, the words. I can't wait to see what you do with these:
The usual rules apply: 100 words maximum (excluding 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 and stems are fine. You have until Friday evening.
Feel free to post links to your stories on Twitter or Facebook or
whichever social media best pleases you and, if you like, remind your
friends that we are open to new and returning writers.