Colleen assured me the hardest part of hosting this site was the choosing a winner. In theory I understood that, having seen how each and every week throws up a variety of interpretations, and ways of using (and sometimes abusing) three simple words. What I didn’t appreciate was the difficulty of NOT choosing the rest.
I have no especial rules which I regularly apply; each week it is what most takes my fancy, has a memorable impact. Sometimes there’s three or four, then I can allow runners up. This week I have a winner – Zaiure for this week’s episode of Falcon – but the rest of you are too close to call, although Fergus and Michael B Fletcher deserve special mention for their impressive brevity.
Next week’s words are: estranged, interest, toast
Entries by midnight Thursday 27th August, new words and winners posted on Friday 28th
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.* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCvlM17dMMo]