What I do tend to do quickly though is flash and I was pleased that 99 Fiction decided to published my flash fiction piece Screamless this month. Take a look here and see what you think.
Right, you read that, back now, good. That brings me on to this week's winner which is.....drum roll please.....
......well I've got joint winners as I just cannot separate them, both being so good that it wouldn't be fair for one to 'lose'. My winners are AJ Hayes and Zaiuregrey.
AJ - I loved The Ladies In Hats. There was something about the way you intertwined the exquisiteness of the fine Sunday morning dining and the elegance of the aunties with the grotesque of the caged/chained child. The ending was uplifting as much as it was darkly disturbing. Such a well balanced and executed tale.
Zaiure - Favors was a punch to the gut of a story. Packed with excellent description, this is a vivid depiction of a 'lamb' fighting back against a cunning predator. I was reminded of the superb film Hard Candy and this was more than a match for it. You truly captured the scene to perfection within 100 words.
No runners-up this week, just my admiration for how well everyone used that curveball that was myopic.
So, onto this week's words. It's late and my tome seems slightly docile at present, a nice juicy steak washed down with some chianti seem to have abated him this evening but I do wonder how I will get the stains out of his pages. Anyway, no matter, let's see what words he will whisper 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 22 November to get your entries in. New words will spill forth and winners will be announced by 9am Friday 23 November. 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
Show me what you have and make it pitch perfect!