I feel as if I've been in the process of moving forever. Breaking down one life, packing it, and moving it...alone. All the while, clearing the remnants of someone else's out of my new space. It's been trying, and tiring. This winter has the same feeling to it. Even though Spring has officially begun, I feel as if winter is still here, holding us down. But we keep moving...
Our winner this week is Michael B. Fletcher with The Craftsman: I really enjoyed your use of the prompts. And the idea of spells as something to be physically woven has always been of interest to me. This is a really entertaining piece. Thank you.
Also winning this week is Patricia Purvis with Inn of the Four Seasons: The story of Camelot being one of my favorites, this struck a lovely and humorous note with me. Loved the last line. Very creative! Thank you!
The Tome has been having a bit of difficulty adjusting to its new surroundings, particularly since almost everything we own is still in boxes. However, I've managed to get it to spit out some new words for us to play with.
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 April 17th, with winners and words on the Saturday, April 18th
The Gates are Open!