Having read the entries this week I think I know the answer to my question. So, who has been the most devious?
My winner this week is Mr John Xero with Wildwood. John, this was an absolutely perfect example of how to do horror in 100 words. MR James would have been proud to produce such a piece and I can hear the trees whispering as I walk past them on my way home of an evening now. Excellent!
My runner-up this week is Sandra Davies with It's not me, it's hymn. Sandra - I loved the way that this initially felt like a kitchen sink drama, a loveless marriage leading to years of drudgery, but then we are presented with those two simple questions; they died, or did he? Totally lifted it up a level and has been rattling round my head ever since. Very nice writing.
Congratulations to John and Sandra and with thanks to the rest of you who let us peek into the deepest secrets of your minds this week. One thing I would like to add is that some of you do post without commenting on the other entries. Whilst there is no obligation to do so, please try and comment if you can, call it my entry fee if you like ;-)
Now, on to this week's words. Winter is approaching but I don't think that is what is causing the chill in my household. I approach my tome with trepidation and a hot water bottle as my breath plumes before it. The crisp pages open and the following words spill forth:
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 6 December to get your entries in. New words will spill forth and winners will be announced by 9am Friday 7 December. If you can, please tweet about your entry using the #fridayflash #100words or #flashfiction hashtags and blog if you feel like it. UK
Please tell your friends and, as I said, do give feedback to your fellow Predictioneers - everyone appreciates it!
Looking forward to seeing what you hit me with this week!