Bill’s Black Widow – this week’s standout winner – was a fully complete and satisfying story in 100 words. The joy of reading such perfection is much enhanced when, like me and Pettinger, William and his butter knife this week, you’ve tried umpteen times to arrange words which not only incorporate the prompts but contain a bit of a buzz. Now and again, words assemble themselves with ease and almost without input, and I’m tempted to put it down to luck, but in truth I see it as a small reward for the constant practice put in the rest of the time. And for not so much a buzz as a kick, Patricia’s ‘Tough love’earns‘ an honourable mention.
Words for the coming week are: Shakespeare, six, pattern
Entries by midnight Thursday 14th April , new words and winners posted on Friday 15th