Speaking of tales, a while back I started up a collaborative chain story on here called Hunted. With the site design it rapidly fell down the pages until a brainwave hit me! I have now put a permanent link to the story on the right hand menu. Take a look and add to the story as you see fit. Marietta has added another twist to the tale just this week. Really want to see where you all take us with it.
Now on to this week's judging. As always the entires were of the finest quality yet one still managed to shine out to me above the rest.
My winner this week is Zaiuregrey with Stolen Youth. Zaiure - this was a masterclass in description. Some excellent turns of phrase which painted such a vivid picture for the reader. Coupled with that was the menace and imagination of the tale. My favourite line was "Iron fingers pinched his ruined jaw, then drew back to rouge her milk-white cheeks." I would encourage everyone to read this piece and also to visit Zaiure's blog for more of her writing; very talented.
My runner-up this week is Dex with Magpie Blood. Dex - where Zaiure shows us the art of description, you show us how to present fully formed characters using dialogue and a couple of reactions. I was able to jump straight into their world, a world of magic and death it feels like to me, and instantly wanted to read more after that final sentence. Great writing and I hope we get to see the final product of your NaNoWriMo endeavours in bookshops some day.
Finally, an honourable mention to Zoe Farr who presented us with a delightful, humourous tale with the wonderful creation of the Elebatbirdthing in The Sunday Comet: Letters to the Editor.
So congratulations to Zaiure, Dex and Zoe plus warm applause, on these frosty days, to the rest of you talented lot. I do hope you will play again this week.
Now, on to this week's words. A mince pie in hand, think meat not fruity, I approach my tome in the hope that he will offer me up something interesting to play with. And it is not long before he utters:
- Seam (will allow seamstress)
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 13 December to get your entries in. New words will spill forth and winners will be announced by 9am Friday 14 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 do give feedback to your fellow Predictioneers - everyone appreciates it!
Hopefully you'll have everything sewn up in double quick time this week!