Well welcome everyone to the new home of The Prediction; I'm so glad that you've made it safely. Do pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable. And please invite friends around, there's plenty of room; all are welcome as long as they play nicely.
Before I begin I have to say a huge thanks to Lily Childs, not only for hosting The Prediction for the past two years, but also for all the encouragement she has given me in the past year with my own writing. In the words of one of The Prediction regulars, bravo!
For the final winner(s) of Lily's Prediction do go and visit Lily's Feardom. My congratulations go out to everyone for such a fine collection of writing last week.
So, onto the new Prediction, what's changed, what happens next? Well, other than the decor and the host, not a lot. The same rules apply:
100 words maximum, excluding the title, of flash fiction or poetry using all of the three words I will give you below.
I'm after tales from the dark to the fantastical, from the everyday to the farthest flung galaxies or dimensions; horror, fantasy and science fiction all have their place here. One thing I will say though is that violence to children is a no-no here otherwise write wherever the words take you.
Now I sit here with Lily's old tome in hand, magically transported overnight, and it's only now that I find I hadn't realised quite what it had been bound in, such a leathery feel to the cover........and the words, what type of ink is that they are written in...oh!
Your words this week dear Predictioneers are:
- Shake (all forms fine, eg shook, shaken, shaking)
You have until 9pm (UK time) Thursday 24 May to get your entries in. The winner will be announced at 9am Friday 25 May and new words will then spill forth. If you can, please tweet about your entry using the #fridayflash hashtag and blog if you feel like it. Do give feedback to your fellow Predictioneers - everyone appreciates it!
I can't wait to see you flexing your literary mussels this week......