For all manner of delights and a hearty dose of frights, as well! What a fantastic group of stories you gave me last week. I admire the way everyone rises to the challenge in such myriad ways I hardly notice the given words. That makes my task challenging, as well.
The winner this week is AJ Humpage with the all too realistic Hush, Baby. Such a terrible story made all the worse by how easily it could (and does) take place.
Honorable Mention goes to Sandra Davies for the fantastic phrasing and dark anticipation in
Dish of the Day? I am totally hooked.
The Tome has forgiven me for putting a ribbon on its spine (which it summarily shredded in a fit of pique) and gives us these words to ponder:
The usual rules apply: 100 words maximum (excluding 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 and stems are fine. Because this coming week contains a holiday or two, I'm going to extend the deadline to January 2.
Go forth, be merry, and take out any holiday frustrations with irritating relatives or rude shoppers on your poor characters. I eagerly await your tales!