I am anticipating the arrival of a very good friend this week. Everything I do feels sweeter, and more interesting just now. It adds a sharpness, a clarity, to all things.
Writing for Prediction is like that, too. Prompts written on a scrap of paper anticipate being used. I anticipate finding the time to work with them, weave them into something beautiful and frightening. I spend the week anticipating what all of you will do with them. I am never disappointed by any of it.
My apologies for being late. Prediction, on occasion, sees fit to prevent me from logging in.
Our winner is Tony Cowin with The Mulberry Girl: I cannot stop reading this piece. The visuals are stunning and it's beautifully written. Thank you, Tony. I'm so glad you're here with us.
In second place this week is AJ Humpage with Dead Perfect: Another fantastically visual piece! Last line is absolutely killer. Really liked your use of the prompt "ruthless". Thank you!
The Tome reminds me that it has been, for some time now, anticipating giving forth new words, and so...
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.
The gates are open! I can't wait to see what you all bring back!