The Tome and I have awakened very early this morning. Good thing because it appears my winners and words post of last night didn't go through. *le sigh*
I know I've said this before, but you have made it so very difficult to choose a winner this week. Every submission this week was brilliant in its own way. I honestly feel that they all deserve to win. That being said, it is my job to choose winners, and chosen I have...
Our winner this week is Michael Fletcher with Reinforcements: This literally made me feel if I was being pushed along on rails to the end. It's that compact and slick, it's amazing. You used the prompts really well. It's a fantastic combination of subject matter and technique. Thank you!
Also winning this week is Noah Heinrich with In the Jewel of Cities (Part 2): Such an amazing sense of place conveyed in so few words. I now know exactly what such a place would feel, smell, and sound like, even though I have never visited one. I cannot wait to read more of this. Thank you!
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 Saturday, May 23d. Winners and words on Sunday, May 24th.
The Gates are Open!