One of the things I love about writing is that you can start out with one idea in your head, and by the time you get to the end - or the middle, or sometimes the second chapter - it takes a turn you didn't expect and becomes something else entirely, and as long as it's the story you want to be telling in that moment, it's perfectly fine that it's not what you thought it might be.
The same is true for reading, and the many serials we have going here are living proof of the way ideas evolve or morph or take sudden sharp turns. In fact, it's why I'm always so eager to read the new entries. The conversations that arise in comments are also interesting and often informative, which is a rare and beautiful thing in the vast universe that is the internet.
The win this week goes to John Xero for the latest installment of (rise). Olivia's tale is all about change, so I think it's fitting.
The tome has no intention of changing its ways, which I suppose is good, as it accommodates our request for fresh words:
I suspect you all can do quite a lot with those words, and if you've friends who might like a go, please invite them to play.
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.
And in the spirit of change, I am switching up the schedule to better mesh with mine. You have until Friday evening. New words will come on Saturdays from here out.