And in a week that, in the southern part of the UK at least, was hotter than it’s been for forty years, we’ve had some equally high temperature writing which produced three honorary mentions: Scott for an inventive use of incumbent in ‘Opaque’ (no need to be timid), Patricia for her ‘Without Recourse’ (after claiming not to do poetry) and Jeffrey for the clever final line of ‘I wake in a dream’.
The winner, for writing which seemed even more breathtaking than ever, is Zaiure, for ‘Dragon Fire’.
Words for next week: bat purge velvet
Entries by midnight Thursday 29th June, words and winners posted on Friday 30th
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. Serialised 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 you prefer.