New carpets and re-decorating, I’ve had a week of put and take, of shifting furniture and throwing out ‘stuff;’ accumulated over some thirty years. I’ve similarly tried to put in order this week’s ten less-than-dulcet tales, and found it harder to jettison any of them than I have decades of accumulated leaflets. But since I have to, I’ve allocated first place to William for his last-arriving, and poignant, ‘Last Orders’, second place to Kai, for his twenty-seventh episode of ‘Immortal’, and third to tinysmallfry for ‘Diva scorned’ but, as usual, and no less sincerely, thank you all for participating so fully and to all of our enjoyment.
Words for the coming week are: cloud, quiver, remain
Entries by midnight Thursday 11th February new words and winners posted on Friday 12th
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.