The Tome is suffering from a serious case of indigestion and is quite grumpy with me at the moment, so I'll get right on with it.
Our winner this week is Sandra Davies with Parley: Everything about this piece is rich and detailed. As always, your dialogue was a pleasure to read and I am truly excited to see what happens next. Thank you!
In second place is John Xero with Cosmic Discord (15): A beautifully wrought piece. You've conveyed the emotions of your characters so well. Harriet continues to inspire. Thank you.
Our new words are:
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. Because I'm so horrifically late this week, I'm leaving the gates open until Saturday evening, July 19. I WILL get winners and words up one way or another by Sunday evening, and we can get back on schedule from there. Again my deepest apologies for my continuing network issues!
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The Gates Are Open!