As you know, Colleen is on a well-deserved vacation and has left me in charge. (Cue maniacal laughter...)
I must admit, judging is much harder than it would appear, especially with such a talented bunch. And while I'm on that topic, please feel free to spread the word and invite other writer friends to come test out ideas, delve into scenarios, and otherwise give into their noir/horror/fantasy urges. The fact that we regularly give positive feedback sets us apart from purely competitive writing challenges, and we always welcome new voices.
Also, don't be shy to post links to your entries to Twitter or Facebook or whatever social media you favor. We like new readers as well as writers!
Also also, if any of you regulars have a blog and would like a link on our sidebar, just let us know. If new folks stick around (or old friends return), we'll do the same for them. We're all about spreading the love. And sometimes the gore, but you all don't need much help in that arena.
Now, having made my pitch, it's on to the winners:
Zaiure takes the win for Payload. There is so much detail and characters packed into that 100 words, and if that were the opening of a novel, I would keep reading just to find out the history and what happens next.
Honorable Mention goes to Helen for THE DARE Part 2. This is a great follow-up to Freddy's story, and I'm even more intrigued than before.
My thanks to everyone who wrote and commented. You make this a great community.
I am very excited about this week's words. The Tome offered them up with nary a snarl, and I can see why. They hold such promise. I cannot wait to see what you do with them!
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 18th, to get your entries in.. Winners will be announced and new
words will be posted by 11:30 PM on Friday, July 19th.