And speaking of building on stories, a number of you have been taking part in the collaborative story I kicked off on here called Hunted. Have a read of the story so far and it would be great to see even more people getting involved with the writing!
And now for the results of last week's Prediction challenge. Drum roll please.......
....my winner is Anthony Cowin with Corridors of Meat. Anthony - this was visually stunning, such vivid description within so few words. But it wasn't just the scene you painted, it was the concept as a whole and that final reveal was chilling. I urge people to go and read this over and over again. Superb.
Two runners-up this week.
My first is Marietta Miles with The Ride. Marietta - I just really loved the use of language here as you captured the patter of the Ticket Master to perfection. Some wonderful turns of phrase and my favourite, as I said in my comments, was 'twin twinkles lit his eyes'. A most mischevious offering.
My second is Chris Allinotte as he shows us A Game. Chris - I just thought that the simplicity with which you told this tale gave it a overwhelmingly creepy feel. I was pulled into the intensity of our protagonist as they played their oh so innocent game and then 'plop'! Just shivering now thinking about it.
So congrats to Anthony, Marietta and Chris with their very different, yet wonderful, offerings. And thank you to everyone else who makes my judging so hard each and every week with such amazing tales. I was especially taken this week with the concepts that people were playing with. Clearly labyrinth was one of those evocative words that gets the imagination firing!
Now I wonder what my little book of delights is going to send our way this week. A flick to a page here, a turn to the words there, wait a minute, I swear the book just moved itself!!! Whilst I try to get this devious tome under control, here are this week's words:
The usual rules apply: 100 words maximum, excluding the title, of flash fiction or poetry using all of the three words above in the genres of horror, fantasy or science fiction. All variants and use of the words as stems are fine.
You have until 9pm (
I look forward to seeing what riches you bring us this week.....