Right, I still have a few weeks left and have judging duties to do. So, here are my winners for this week.
In the top spot I have chosen Shaun Adams with A Pit of Yellow Stars. Shaun - you captured the bleakness of war here with a man lying in an open grave surrounded by death. You teased us with a brief glint of hope as he sensed life amongst this anguish only for you to snub it out with that final sentence. Well played sir, well played.
By the way, do go and click on Shaun's name above to check out more about his latest literary release Evil in Mind. Shaun's pieces are always worth reading and I am sure I will be picking up a copy to digest in the near future.
My runner up this week is David Barber with Their Nightmare. David - an excellent incite into the evil that men do via indifference or, even worse, repulsion. Our protagonist's only crime was to become crippled and yet society shunned him. That closing line captured so elegantly the guilt which welled within those who simply walked on by. Their nightmare indeed. And I forgive you the slightly errant use of the word hoard ;-)
So congratulations to Shaun and David with two stunning pieces of writing. And my thanks as always to everyone who submitted tales this week. Such great quality. Always delicious and always hard to judge.
Now, on to the words. My tome has started to act funny, he's eating more and getting plumper. Must be something to do with the changes acoming. However, this makes life easier as he is more docile than usual so I think I can pluck those three words with not too much effort......
You have until 9pm (
time) Thursday 17 January to get your entries in. New words will spill forth and winners will be announced by 9am Friday 18 January. 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 do give feedback to your fellow Predictioneers - everyone appreciates it!
I am looking forward for what will vent forth from your vivid imaginations this week!