A drop in entries this week – ‘turmeric’ a challenge too far for some, perchance? – but no less difficult to choose one above the rest. In the end I could not separate Zaiure and Newbie so have to declare them joint winners for this week - congratulations to you both - and Fergus, for his second entry, which used the word so cleverly, runner up.
Next week’s words are arch, piano, vegetate
Entries by midnight Thursday 2nd July, new words and winners posted on Friday 3rd
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.
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