As you know, RR and I have finally finished the Seth and Nate series. It is so bittersweet for me. This series has been such an amazing challenge and writing it has taught me so much. I am both saddened and excited by its end. I cannot wait to take all the new skills I've learned, and the new found confidence your support has given me, and write new things. But I will miss those boys. RR and I agree that at this time, we both would like them to come back, but not for awhile. We put them through hell and they deserve some rest.
In the meantime, let's get on with winners and words.
Our winner this week is AJ Humpage with Sliced: This is such a deeply frightening story. So much feeling and back story in so few words. The sense of quiet acceptance of both the act and the time to be spent in jail, is a quiet terror all its own. Thank you.
In second place is Olivia Arieti with The Poem: As I mentioned, I shared this young one's struggle with the restricting nature of iambic pentameter. I love the boy's rebellion and your use of the prompts was lovely. Thank you.
And finally, I hope no one will mind if give Honorable Mention to RR Kovar for Last Supper: Not only is just damned fine writing, but it is also a simply perfect closing to this series. Thank you again, m'dear.
And now the Tome has had a bit of bacon and has given us new 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.
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The gates are open!