The weekly choosing of a ‘winner’ – one story ‘better’ than the rest – is becoming near impossible. Not that I’m complaining, but you should all know that so often it is little more than a particularly appealing phrase, a choice of words or, even, a title that swings the balance after I’ve spent more time than I can afford trying to choose.
This week was especially hard. Eventually, on the strength of “weighing the ripened silence” I picked Jerry’s ‘Someday’; having also found the whole of the tale lingered in my mind. Huge thanks to the rest of you.
Words for next week: bedlam proxy taunt
Entries by midnight Thursday 8th February winners and words posted Friday 9th
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.