Last week's challenge brought such an incredible bounty of excellent (and disturbing) tales! Thank you all so much for sharing your great stories and also for commenting. One of the things that has always set The Prediction apart - from its start at Lily Childs' Feardom through its tenure at Phil Ambler's place (anyone know his new blog address?) and into its new home here - is the great feedback and support of all the writers. Thank you all so much for that.
The winner of last week's challenge is Colleen Foley with Honey's Cooking Tonight. There was such a sense of playfulness that made the horror of the ending that much more impressive.
Runner up is Zaiure, whose Archive created an entire world in 100 words and left me wanting more.
In truth, every story had something to recommend it, and I read them all multiple times. I can't wait to see what you do with this week's words!
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.
Feel free to post links to your stories on Twitter or Facebook or
whichever social media best pleases you and, if you like, remind your
friends that we are open to new and returning writers.