Several of you commented this week on the power and glory of the worlds each of us was creating and populating. I tried using that as a measure of comparative merit, but every one a winner in its way.
In so few words the opening line is vital - you all know that too. And all are masters of the jolt at the end to complete the tale. So in terms of choosing this week’s number one I was back to where I started – where I usually am – hoping that in selecting one you all appreciate the tight-packed rest of you were just a nose-length behind.
So, for the epic and other-worldly quality of ‘Sinners Anonymous’ I declare this week’s winner to be to be bdcharles – I might even get to present the trophy in person this weekend as we’re both attending the Festival of Writing at York.
Thanks also to those of you who took time and effort to comment – always a vital part of this group.
Words for next week are: fob, indigo, prevent
Entries by midnight Thursday 15th September, new words and winners posted on Friday 16th
Usual rules: 100 words maximum (excluding title) of flash fiction or poetry using all of the three words above in the genres of horror, fantasy, science fiction or noir. Serialized fiction is, as always, welcome. All variants and use of the words and stems are fine. Feel free to post links to your stories on Twitter or Facebook or whichever social media.