Despite being sober a vast majority of the time, I routinely wake up on Sundays with dreadful headaches. Perhaps I should start drinking. If it does not prevent the headaches, at least it will give me a good reason for them.
The winning stories this week are chock full of pure horror. First place goes to dex for elegant decay. The tension was superb and the payoff beyond frightening. That story barely edged out Token by AJ Humpage. The last line nearly did me in.
My being indisposed most of the day has put the tome's snout out of joint. It has spat out these words and gone off in a huff:
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. Serialized fiction is, as
always, welcome. All variants and use of the words and stems are fine.
You have until 10 p.m. (U.S. Eastern time) Friday, July 25.
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friends that we are open to new and returning writers.