The tome is frisking about in front of the fan as it blows a lovely cool breeze across the desk. It's been quite warm and humid here the last few days, and I think both of us were feeling a bit heat knackered. The cooler evening seems to have revived our spirits just a bit.
As always, I must thank everyone who came and played this week. The stories and poems you leave are brilliant gifts that glitter in the darkest recesses of my mind as I read them to the tome in the night.
And with that, this week's winners are:
John Xero with (rise): John, the whole piece is packed with tension and I loved it. The first line, however, is just gorgeous! I liked the boy right off, and find myself hoping we see more of him. Lovely work. Thank you!
Second place this week goes to Sandra Davies with 'Twas ever thus: Sandra, I just love this girl! "Smugly sanguine" is just lovely! It's nice to see Tao thrown a bit off his game. I'm very eager to see what happens next. Thank you.
And now I have coaxed the tome to come close. Let's see what it gives us 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, May 30th, to get your entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 11:30 PM on Friday, May 31st.
The gates are open. Let the games begin!