If there's one thing I've learnt over a decade of writing to prompts, it is that there is no single 'right' way of doing so, and that what I used to fear was my boringly predictable offering (because it was me that thought it) is not – cannot be – any such thing. So, thank you, Terrie for your elegantly-expressed note as to why you didn't; well done all of you who picked up and ran with last week's words, and congratulations to Jim whose extended finger in 'A glass of milk' reached the winning tape fractionally before the jostling rest.
This week I've behaved myself and used volume 1 of the Shorter OED, A-M, to choose:
Words for the coming week, erudite holly meander
Entries by midnight Thursday 15th
April, new words posted Friday 16th
Usual rules: 100 words maximum (excluding title) of flash fiction or poetry using all three words above in the genres of horror, fantasy, science fiction or noir. Serialised fiction is, as always, welcome. All variants and uses of the words and stems are fine. Feel free to post links to your stories on Twitter or Facebook or whichever.