There are, as I type this, utility trucks and heavy equipment outside of the house next door. They are digging for and readying to repair a gas leak. They've been there for some hours now. It's just 10:00 PM here. Something tells me I won't be getting much sleep tonight. It's all right. I tend to be a bit of night owl these days. Besides, the windows are open and there's the tiniest breath of Spring in the breeze.
The Tome is perched on my bed near the open window, waiting to bring forth new words. Let us not make it wait much longer, eh?
Our winner this week is Rob Evangelista with part 3 of his as yet unnamed story. The prompts are gorgeously woven into this. I had to read it three times just to find them! Thank you!
In second place is Sandra Davies with A Change of Focus (120): First of all, I can't believe it's been 120 chapters. You have kept this story fascinating and going strong. This chapter is lushly written and honestly made me shiver in sympathetic pain. Thank you!
And now for 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.
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.
You have until Friday, March 20th. Winners and words on Saturday, March 21st.