Yesterday was a bit stressful. It was GOOD stress, for a change, but enough that I obviously completely forgot about my duties here.
The tome has reminded me, by crawling from beneath my bed and glaring pointedly up at me, whilst biting my foot.
And so I shall delay no further.
In first place this week is John Xero with Rise: John you are just brilliant with dialogue. You wove the prompts into the rest in such a way that's it's seamless and feels completely organic while giving new insight into the folks we already know AND introducing new ones. No easy task, that, and you accomplished it beautifully. Thank you!
And in second place this week we have Matt Farr with Peace of Mind: Matt, it's just insidious. I love it. The feeling reminded me of Soylent Green and the Stepford Wives and even Equilibrium. There's a quiet, creeping horror here, all wrapped up in a pretty "this is GOOD for you." bow. I loved it. Thank you!
And now to words. The tome has just showed me where it left them last night while I was absent. They're a bit dried out and flaky now, but I've managed to get them separated and sorted...
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, June 28th, to get your entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 11:30 PM on Friday, June 29th.
The gates are open. Let the games begin!