STOP PRESS: Submissions of novel-length SFF required by Hodderscape during August
And, forgive me, I’m well aware this week’s UK max temperature, maybe since records began, is not a patch on other places, including Greece, from where Fergus has delivered three fascinating episodes, the first of which wins my vote for first place this week: the stark, staccato delivery adds to the impact of the cold-hearted tale. In joint second place come Colleen and Rebecca, whose writing never fails to enthral and whose Nate and Seth serial has ever been mouth-wateringly delicious. As Tim says, its a never-ending delight to see the variations wrought by each of you from the prompts
For this coming week the words are: hawk, tape, legacy
Entries by midnight Thursday 9th July, at which time I shall be en route to Seattle.
New words will be posted on Friday 10th July and winners as soon as I am able thereafter. Apologies in advance for possible brevity or lack of comment from me; I trust each of you will make up for it.
Usual rules: 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.