Good afternoon, all.
As I am emulating Alice's White Rabbit, I shall get right to winners and words without further ado.
This week's winner is Rich with Hard Lesson: There is nothing I don't love about this story. The phrasing is fantastic and the timing is quick and crisp. Really nice writing. Thank you.
Second place goes to RR Kovar with Outskirts: No idea why, but I see these two as quite young when they make their break for it, and that makes it all the more interesting. I'd definitely like to read more of their adventures.
The Tome has brought forth new words and gone back to sit in the patch of sun on my work desk.
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 Friday evening, July 11.
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!