Good morning all,
The tome and I are awake and have decided to get on the ball early today.
As we get further into summer, I find myself more and more inspired to write, and to find new horrors to explore. Summer is outside time, and it has always been my habit to read a good horror story, sitting on my porch, late at night, with naught but the dim porch light. It's spooky and peaceful all at the same time. I look forward to a summer filled with terrible delights from all of you!
And now, as this morning's tarot counseled expediency and progress, I'm going to get right on with winners and words.
This week's winner is Zaiure with Gestation: Everything about this is visceral, horrible, and wonderful. The final line, delivered so casually is positively chilling. Thank you!
I also wish to honor William Davoll's Make No Bones: As an middle aged gal who has a tendency to enjoy the company of younger men, this story gave me just a bit of pause! It's tightly written and I love the very businesslike tone of the whole thing. And "Cougar Surprise" just made me laugh, albeit a bit fearfully. Thank you!
And now the Tome has brought forth new words, thanks to a few scritches along the spine.
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, June 20.
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.
The Gates Are Open!