... and. it seemed, of exceptional quality this week, each post requiring several readings before I could be sure (sure-ish) which merited the number one slot. In the end, I decided on John, for his double offering of 'The Lobsterman' which brought much needed sunshine to the greyness of the past few days. As ever, though, I thank you all for posts and for comments, which brings even more cohesion to the site.
Words for the coming week: bloat pocket wonder
Entries by midnight Thursday 3rd June
new words posted Friday
Usual rules: 100 words maximum (excluding title) of flash fiction or poetry using all three words above in the genres of horror, fantasy, science fiction or noir. Serialised fiction is, as always, welcome. All variants and uses of the words and stems are fine. Feel free to post links to your stories on Twitter or Facebook or whichever.