is often littered with distractions, as is my life of late. The most recent thing that kept me from my judging duties was not burdensome in the least; my husband's first batch of home-brewed beer occasioned a party for the tasting, and it took far more time to prepare the house and victuals than I had expected. The beer was a delight, as was the company, and so I arrive here late but only slightly repentant.
As usual, the stories last week were varied and interesting. I would love to find a wider audience for all of your delightful tales, whether stand-alone or serials, as I think we have an astounding collection of talent here.
The winner of last week's challenge is Sandra Davies with A Change of Focus . As others noted, the brilliant use of sound filled out an already intense interaction. It's difficult to keep a serial fresh, but Sandra keeps finding ways to do so.
The Tome has belched forth words, which makes me suspect it got into the pantry and had a bit of the mister's homebrew. Ah, well. We can spare it. He's already made more. See what you can do with these little delights:
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. You have until Friday evening.
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