As I'm late this week, I'm going to get right to it. As always, thanks so much for your patience.
Our winner this week is John Xero with Cosmic Discord: The visuals here are stunning. The pace and tightness of the writing make this a true joy to read. Thank you.
In second place is Antonia Woodville with part 52 of the captain's tale: I never cease to be amazed by the depth and detail in these stories. The Captain's voice has taken root in my head. I no longer have to think about how he sounds. I simply hear him. It's wonderful stuff! Thank you.
The Tome has provided new words as I've typed.
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.