Good evening, all. This weekend is the last weekend of King Richard's Faire, the renaissance faire I've been working at for about 22 years now. It's funny, at the beginning of every season there's excitement and freshness, and by the end of the season, I'm exhausted and cranky and want it to be over, except I don't really. It's kind of like being assimilated by the Borg. At any rate, that's how I'm spending my weekend. Tomorrow is closing day and as imagined, it is bittersweet to think about.
Our winner this week is RR Kovar with Dance With The Devil: This is just gorgeous from one end to the other. Your use of the prompts was seamless, and the story itself makes me want more and more. Thank you!
And now the Tome has obliged with new words:
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, .Oct 24th.
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