Too easy? Lacking that level of trickiness, that challenge, I spoke of last week? Whatever, it took me a very long time to come up with anything, from three relatively straightforward prompts, that was even part way to having the necessary level of impact, although everyone else seemed to manage it superbly well!
Top of my list this week is Kai’s The Immortal – episode 24 already – but once again I – we – have had a wonderful week of reading for which I thank you all. I’m also giving a mention to Rosie and to Bill, whose last-arriving, but by no means least-accomplished, entries were so hugely entertaining – I urge you to go back and read them.
Words for the coming week are: buckle, deficit, purple
Entries by midnight Thursday January 21st, new words and winners posted on Friday 22nd
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. 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.