Gosh, it feels like an eternity since I last judged The Prediction and yet only two weeks have passed. A busy time in my life but also in the lives of the Predictioneers as we have been coming into the mad rush before everyone scoots off on their summer holidays!
Over here in the
everything is gearing up towards the Olympics and the Olympic Flame is touring the country before the greatest sporting spectacle in the world kicks off next week. In the meantime, Predictioneers have kept the fire burning here at Phlambler's World with some top notch flashing (oo er missus!). UK
So, without further ado, here are this week's winners:
Gold medal goes to Marietta Miles for The Ordinary.
- you really struck a chord with me with this piece. Written just before the five year anniversary of the 7/7 Marietta bombings, I was transported to a time of chaos and panic where the lives of so many ordinary (and extraordinary) people were changed forever. You captured everything perfectly. London
My silver medallist is John Xero with As(sass)in. John - a complete lesson in how to build a scene through the use of dialogue. Brilliant from start to finish and the twist at the end was superb.
And a bronze medal to Antonia Woodville with her untitled piece. Antonia - you made me smile and I think that is such a talent. Great dialogue and a lovely sense of humour. This one turned things up to 11.
So, congratulations to my medallists and thanks to everyone else for your stalwart writing; whilst I may not have been visibly present, I was kept thoroughly entertained by your wonderful works and I wish the podium had been bigger.
Onto this week's Prediction! With the Olympic Torch in such close proximity, it is coming through our town this week, the old tome is a little agitated; I think it is the whole paper versus fire scenario. Therefore I will be quick to snatch the words from its pages!
So, this week's words are:
An interesting trio for everyone to reflect on and possibly a delight for anyone who has seen the brilliant horror film Ginger Snaps!
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.
You have until 9pm (
time) Thursday 26 July to get your entries in. The winner will be announced by 9am Friday 27 July 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
Let your fingers play across those keyboards and delight me with delirious twists!