I suppose with a word like virgin not everyone would confine themselves to cooking oil ... and just eight entries, but truly, in my view, every one a winner, on every level I (unscientifically) judge them on - quality and joyousness of writing, inspired use of the prompts, strength of the voices used and 100% entertainment. From the pragmatism of Kai’s Samuel, through Patricia’s tuning-peg and star signs, Bill’s beleaguered Tony, and the need for sacrificial virgins, Antonia’s despondent Captain and Zaiure’s spell-casters – and Rosie’s feisty Princess Pirate #3, sneaking in at the end.
Not from idleness, but an inability to separate, I confess I cannot pick one above the rest this week and ask you – which would YOU choose? – and I thank you one and all for the pleasure of a week of winners.
Words for the coming week are: pitch, reason, smudge
Entries by midnight Thursday December 17th, new words and winners posted on Friday 18th