...when you really should be. Have you ever noticed that? I wonder if those of us who spend so much time thinking and writing about all things horrific, somehow become desensitized to real world things we should be afraid of. Or...do we accept the horrors of the real world BECAUSE we play with the scary things, willingly and with joy, even, that many folks eschew? It's just a thought I figured I'd share.
Our winner this week is Antonia Woodville with her untitled continuation of the Captain's Story. Antonia, I love the feel of this. "This is my journey!" The whole of it leading up to the one thing. It felt like following along through the mental process of epiphany! Really well done. Thank you.
And our runner up this week is Helen with The Dare. Was it a game of Truth or Dare that lead him into the house? ".It spoke the words with an ejective force, the lilt foreign, full of venom." This is a brilliant line. Hooks me on the entity right off. I want to know more. Thank you.
I have coaxed the tome with a treat of bacon and been rewarded with 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 EST on Thursday, July 11th, to get your entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 11:30 PM on Friday, July 12th.
The gates are open! Let the games begin!