I am beginning to firmly believe that whatever creatures might have come out into the snows of New England to stalk and haunt the darkest recesses of the mind, have given up the whole notion. I've lost count of how many inches of snow we now have, though I have just shoveled the walk, and I can tell you that the snow was just about up to my hips. I'm thinking about 3 feet and we're NOT talking drifts here.
Mind, body and soul feel bone white, ice cold, and dryly brittle, these days.
However, there are have been stories to read, and an internet connection to argue with, so I've been kept busy!
Our winner this week is Patricia Purvis with Le Rue Le Veut: A truly touching little tale of horror. More so, because of the truth of it. Thank you!
And now the Tome, which is as fed up with snow as I, has given 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.
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.
You have until Friday, February 20th. Winners and words on Saturday, February 21st.