It's been a bit hot and humid here for the last few days. Such periods of time tend to make my brain feel as damp and foggy as the weather. I've admittedly been suffering from a bit of writer's block as well the last couple of weeks. In spite of my own difficulties, I'm thrilled each week to read your stories.
And so, one hopes that posting winners and words will help break my own block.
Our winner this week is Antonia Woodville with Infinity (63): The Captain never ceases to entertain and intrigue! As ever, the tone and cadence of his voice rings through your writing, Antonia. Thank you!
The Tome has been, like myself, a bit cranky with the heat, poor dear. Its fur has gotten a bit knotty with the humidity and I have discovered it does not appreciate being brushed. However, I've managed to coax it out from under the bed to give us some new words.
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. Serialized fiction is, as always, welcome. All variants and use of the words and stems are fine. You have until 11 p.m. (U.S. Eastern time) Friday, Augst 1st.
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.
All right darlings,
The Gates Are Open!