Good evening all.
This week has served to remind me of the cycles and circles of all existence. I lost a dear friend on Tuesday, but have gained a deeper sense of myself and my soul through musing on that loss. As Winter continues to fade, and Spring to flourish, I am reminded of the creation/destruction/creation cycle of all things.
The tome seems to be somehow aware of this as well. It appears to be shedding a bit, and has taken to perching on my bed, watching birds fly by. It growls and mutters to itself, or to me. At the moment, it is sitting by my feet, gnawing happily on the edge of a small area rug made of rags. It really does love chewing on things. It also seems to know, more and more, when it's time to bring forth new words, and seems almost to be awaiting a cue from me.
Let's get on with with winners so we don't keep the little dear waiting too long, eh?
My winner this week is Helen with The Offering (Part 5): Elspeth becomes more and more fascinating with each turn. Also, I simply couldn't get over "His skin, marmoreal to the touch...". That was just creepy and wonderful. I cannot wait to find out more about Elspeth, and what she does next! Thank you.
Second place goes to RRKovar with The Mechanic: I have read this about a dozen times now, and I get something new each time. This has flavors Shadowrun, and The Transporter movies, and Dean Winchester's love for his car. And yet...both character and story feel fresh, lively and new. Thank you.
Again this week, I have an honorable mention, because I just HAD to! Zoe with Flashback: Zoe besides being a great story, your unbridled creativity in working in the prompts simply had to be mentioned! This is a great bit of writing! Thank you.
As always, every story this week was a wonderful gift and I thank you all.
And now, I have scritched the tome on what I guess is the approximate location of it's chin, and it has obliged with some new words.
Many thanks to RR for helping me coax words from the tome this week!
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 EST on Thursday, April 18th, to get your entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 11:30 PM on Friday, April 19th.