This week, we had two entries, both all too believable horror, that really struck me. The winner this week is AJ Humpage with Coda. War produces so many terrible possibilities. Runner up is Olivia Arieti with the chilling Haunts, which leaves us with an aftermath rich with implications of what came before.
The Tome has been chilling out, quite literally, and so gave forth these words with hardly any coaxing necessary:
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 11 p.m. (U.S. Eastern time) Friday, August 8.
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I cannot wait to read your stories!