Here in the Northeast U.S., we are experiencing our first snowfall of the winter. It is perhaps a bit earlier than either expected or hoped for, but I am quietly thrilled. The weather folks are calling it a "wintry mix". That's is false. This is snow, plain and simple. Snow complete with the hush in the air you can feel rather than hear, and the chill, metallic tang on the back of your tongue as you inhale.
It always strikes me as a time for both quiet reflection and rest, with periods of action and forward progress. The things I want to read and write take a much darker turn at this time of year, as if I don't read and write enough dark things the rest of the year! ; )
Here at Prediction my hope is that we will continue our tradition of fantastically dark and entertaining stories. You are all so talented. It is my honor to serve as your admin.
Now, let's get on, shall we?
This week's winner is Rich with Turning Point: Really nice use of the prompts! A really nice look at mob mentality from the opposite side of the coin. Thank you!
Also in the winners circle this week is Sandra Davies with False Estimates: This piece is so richly descriptive both the physical hardship and emotion of her situation. And again, the final line is brilliant! Thank you!
The Tome has been sitting at my side, growling and chittering at the snow like an angry cat. I have coaxed it away from this activity long enough to obtain 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 Friday, Oct 7th., 11PM EST. Winners and words will posted by 11PM EST on Saturday Oct 8th.
The Gates Are Open!