It's that time of year when the leaves are changing colour, the nights are drawing in and we're all asking ourselves what happened to summer (well those of us in the UK, I hope the sun is shining on our international friends). I hope that the beauty of the season will inspire you all in your writing endeavours.
Now before I announce the winner this week, I just wanted to highlight a query that came up in last week's comments. Is it ok to promote other writing sites on here? Absolutely, as long as they are reputable sites then plug away. I very much see this site as a place for everyone to support each other and have some fun writing. So please feel free to let people know about any writing opportunities that are out there - I know that I'll be following up on them!
Now, onto this week's winner. After much deliberation, the person who stood out for me this week was....
.....Marietta Miles with Forgiveness. Marietta - this piece started gently, a tale of confessional, which seemed innocent enough. But there was a wolf hidden in this sheep's clothing that came bursting forth with ferocity. There was something dark and dangerous within this which really grabbed me and was perfectly written. I urge people to take time to go back and read it.
Runner-up this week is Sandra Davies with The Blacksmith's Wife (part 38). Sandra - really liked the way the power play went back and forth between these two and some cracking turns of phrase (as ever) throughout. A high standard as always.
So, applause to Marietta and Sandra as well as to everyone else who entered this week. And a special mention to welcome back MuckieDuckie with a late entry. I always feel a little conscious about people who submit late on as their tales often get overlooked. If you have the time, do go back and have a look at MD's piece as well as re-reading the other wonderful tales.
Ok, onto the words. It's all about the words! After leading me a merry dance across the southern coast last week, I am delighted to announce that I have re-captured my errant tome. I found him deep in the woods, cradled at the roots of an ancient oak. I think it might have been his mother. As I picked him up he purred these words to me:
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 27 September to get your entries in. New words will spill forth and winners will be announced 9am Friday 28 September. 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
Right, hop to it!