Summer is presented as a time to mellow out, lay back, enjoy the "lazy days." That may be possible for some folks, but I haven't had that experience since I was a young woman on the road working at renaissance faires. These days, summer means yard work and growing vegetables and trying to fix up the outside of buildings before it gets cold again. I don't mind, it's good to take care of a place and the people on it, but it certainly doesn't leave a lot of time for being lazy!
That said, it's a poor excuse for not getting winners and words up sooner. Therefore, I am extending the time frame for getting your stories in to Friday, June 13. Ominous? I sure hope so!
I am giving the win to Colleen Foley for It's Going To Be A Great Show (6). It was such a calm piece that portents so much. Six episodes in, and I'm totally hooked on this serial.
The tome has been sulking, a result of my tardiness, no doubt. Reluctantly, it has given forth three words and huffed off to spend time with Colleen.
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 13.
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.