Seems that both the internet, and the tome, have a bit of wanderlust tonight. I've been chasing the latter about the place for some time now. Each time I get it settled and begin to write...my network goes *splut*! Not to worry about the tome, though. I've hauled out the big guns (bacon, no less), and it should be along any moment. As for the internet...
Hopefully, third times the charm. Let's find out, shall we?
This week's winners are....drum roll, please!
First place goes to Antonia Woodville with Infinity (1).: Antonia, I loves me some pirates and your mention of a particular favorite tickled me. Besides that, though, your story is lush and rich with visuals and good solid starting arc. Just plain good writing, lady. Thank you.
Second place goes to Zaiure with Deep: I said it in comments, and I'll say it again here. This is just a gorgeous little story. The characters are interesting right off the bat and you set a beautiful scene. I particularly love your description of the jelly fish. Thank you.
And finally, but not last by any stretch...I must give honorable mention to Asuqi, with B and John and All the Rest of Us: I must admit, this made me cry a bit. It's beautifully written and evokes so many levels of thought and emotion each time I read it. Thank you.
As always, I must thank all of you who come to play here, and leave such beautiful gifts each week. I'm so honored that so many of you return again and again, and that more new folks seem to be finding us.
Please continue to spread the word about our dark little playground!
And now as I look to the floor by my chair, I see that the tome has made off with the snack I left, and has left some new words...
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, April, 11th to get your entries in. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 11:00 PM on Friday, April 12th.
Off you go, m'dears. As always, the tome and I await your return!