Before I announce this week's winners, a little heads up for everyone. In a couple of weeks I'm going to have to duck out of judging for about three 'rounds'. Rather than halt The Predicition over that time I have come up with a cunning plan. The winner of each week will judge the following week's winner and runner(s)-up until I can resume my duties. I will pre-choose the words and set Blogger to auto-post for 9.01pm each Thursday (ain't technology clever) so that will all be taken care of. The 'judge' will announce the winners as soon as they can in the comments box. Hopefully that all makes sense but will explain more the week it kicks off. Right, to this week's winners.
My winner this week is John Xero with Savage. John - this was a story which just drew me in from the off. Great world building in so few words and I was instantly wanting our 'tribe' to best the goblins. Throwing in the werewolf was great but even better was the use of this week's words, the previous week's words and, what's this, the words for next week too (but how? see below).
My runner-up is Nick Roberts with From Hell 2012 Nick - FH2012 had a really dark feel to it throughout. Showing us the dark underbelly of the city, we are shown the sleaze beneath the sheen. The contemporary meets the historic as a blood thirsty anarchist looks to set panic loose in the streets. Great bit of writing.
So congratulations to John and Nick - great writing guys amongst a host of brilliant entries. Wonderful to read everyone's works this week and good to see old and new faces alike coming to play The Prediciton.
So, the words this week, where did they come from? I thought I would give the tome a week off and give a little nod to this week's winner. As John used the words from two weeks I thought I would pinch some of his spare words in Savage for the new challenge. Hopefully you'll like the ones I've pulled out:
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 9 August to get your entries in. The winner will be announced by 9am Friday 10 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
Amaze me with your writing this week, let me gobble up your delights!