Firstly, Predictioneer David Barber is moving his site The Flash Fiction Offensive to pastures new. Go check out his current site and see where it is heading. The stories on there are well worth a read and maybe you'll feel like submitting something too.
Second plug is for my mate Colin Barnes' call for submissions to his latest anthology over at Anachron Press. Looking for cyber crime writing plus it's a paying market. I appear in his forthcoming anthology City of Hell Chronicles: Trifecta released later this month.
Finally, I've started a collaborative story at Phlambler's World. It's called Hunted and you're all welcome to play. Should be a lot of fun!
Right, on to the judging as I imagine you're all eager to know who my winner is this week. So, without further ado.....
....my winner is Sandra Davies with The Blacksmith's Wife Part 17. Sandra, even though part of a series, this was a real standalone piece of flash fiction and the last line really left me disturbed whilst maintaining a dignity in the writing; actions hinted at rather than explicit. Excellent writing.
Runner-up honours this week goes to RR Kovar with her piece Parlor Tricks. Rebecca, I was just intrigued with the whole tale which gave us so much within just 100 words. This had so many threads running through it and I thought the ending was delicious. Would love to see this as a longer story.
So congrats to Sandra and Rebecca this week and my thanks to everyone else for bringing such lovely tales. I was just amazed at the variety which graced the pages this week and the imaginative use of the words was stunning!
As the rain continues to hammer down that must surely be a sign to stay inside and write?!? Fortunately my trusty book is kept moisture free as we wouldn't want those words to smudge now would we. And this week's playthings are:
You have until 9pm (
I hope to get lost in your tales this week.....