Well, that went well, eh? This morning, as promised, I wrote a post for winners and words and emailed it RR. She never received it, nor can I even find it now. I'm so very, very, sorry I dropped the ball gang.
OK, so...winners and words.
You are all still making it very difficult for me to decide. Judging this week has been as challenging as ever.
However, without further ado:
First place goes to Phil Ambler with Dare You. This is such a great little story, Phil. Reading, I knew something was going to happen, but I had no idea what or to whom, until the last line.
Our runner-up this week is Matt Farr with Just Hanging Around: Matt, I still can't stop chuckling at that last line. And it was a brilliant notion to let us know what it feels like to be a scarecrow!
Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to everyone of you who posted and entertained me so much! I can't tell you how helpful reading your work has been this last week when everything's been so hectic.
I do not recall the words the Tome provided this morning, and so, after much pleading on my part, it has begrudgingly spit out some new ones. Just let me peel them off my shirt...
There we are!
The usual rules apply: 100 words maximum, excluding the title, of flash fiction or poetry using all of the three words above in the genres of horror, fantasy, science fiction or noir. All variants and use of the words as stems are fine.
You have until 11:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time) Thursday, March 7th, to get your entries in. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 3:00 PM on Friday, March 8th.
Again, I am so sorry for my email gaf. Here's hoping this weeks words stir your creative juices!