Another week of a dozen participants, several submitting more than once (Hooray!) and the standard, it seems, ever-rising.
As Mashie said, elsewhere – ‘it’s only words’ – but the power they have, to evoke disgust and discomfort, along with open-mouthed admiration and applause, has been well-exploited this week. For the impact of his words in ‘The Lesson’ – and I doubt many of us will forget that skin heart in a hurry – Mashie wins this week’s first place.
My short-list for second place includes Patricia, for ‘Bliss’, Rebecca for ‘Tit for Tat’, Red Ruth and Fergus, with Patricia just nudging ahead.
Via her blog Unusual Diction – link on the sidebar – I learn that Zaiure has published a collection of her ever-delicious flash fiction. Do let me know if you’d like your blog to be added to the list.
Next week’s words are middle, turmeric, wail
Entries by midnight Thursday 25th June, new words and winners will be posted on Friday 26th
Usual rules: 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.
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