Oh, oh, oh! The Olympics are here. The Olympics are here!!! A fortnight of the world's finest coming together to compete for glory in honour of the ancient gods. So let us pay homage to the ancient gods here on this week's Prediction challenge and see what Herculean acts of writing can be achieved over the 100 words dash!
Before I fire my starter's pistol though, let me tell you who is on the podium this week.
My gold medalist this week is Matt Farr with Exhibit F - Note Found Next To First Body. Matt - I thought that this was an incredibly well written piece which drew us into the mind of the killer. A tale which tells us the dangers of letting obsession become all consuming with a killer final line. Superb.
My silver medallist is the ever elegant Lily Childs with 'untitled'. Lily - there was just something wonderfully mystical about this piece. There's a lovely ambiguity to the situation which intrigued me greatly, making me read those delicious words over and over again. Gorgeous.
And the bronze medal goes to Ravenways with Out of Stock. Lolly - this was a great mix of darkness and humour. As I said in my comments, it was the little touches within the piece which gave it an incredible depth and, for those who peeked beneath the comedy, there were horrors to be found. Excellent.
So congratulations to our winners this week and my thanks, as always, to everyone for the effort put into crafting such wonderful tales for everyone to read. Plus nice to see a few old faces coming back for a visit, always welcome whenever you can stop by.
And now to wrestle this week's words from the ancient tome. Greco-style you understand. Wish me luck! Eeek, ouch, oooooh anywhere but there!!! Phew, made it out alive, just.....
This week's words are:
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. Just have fun!
You have until 9pm (
time) Thursday 2 August to get your entries in. The winner will be announced by 9am Friday 3 August when new words will then spill forth. If you can, please tweet about your entry using the #fridayflash #100words or #flashfiction hashtags and blog if you feel like it. Please tell your friends and do give feedback to your fellow Predictioneers - everyone appreciates it! UK
Relishing reading the great stories which will you're going to bring down my way this week.