It never ceases to amaze me how you all cover such great distances moving your stories forward in just a hundred words, and with prompts that I sometimes worry will present awkward challenges. And yet each week, you come back with amazingly dark and wonderful tales. I wanted to take this time to thank you all so much for continuing to play, and for being an incredible inspiration to me, and to each other.
And now on to it!
Our winner this week is Michael B. Fletcher with To Dispel A Myth: First of all, 41 words! 41...words! Brilliant. This is a clean, concise, and quietly terrifying read. I found myself both marveling at the brevity and wishing for more words! Thank you so much for joining us! Please continue to do so.
In second place this week is Sandra Davies with Weighing Probabilities: I had such a visceral reaction to this story. As mentioned, there's a deep and awkward psychological thing going on for me. One that makes me wonder if other women share it, and almost frightened to ask. Beneath the peril of being assaulted or trying for the river, there is something much deeper. Thank you, Sandra!
The Tome obligingly left words, last night, while I was trying to connect to my network. They're a bit dried up and crisp now, but I believe I can make them out.
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, November 21st., 11PM EST. Winners and words will posted by 11PM EST on Saturday November 22nd.
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