Everyone knows horror's my thing, but that doesn't mean I don't adore talented writing in many genres. Possibly what touches me most is stark passion which can be the darkest demonic strangulation or a raw and innocent declaration of love. I'm so enjoying the variety of work coming our way on The Feardom; thank you everyone for sharing your talent with us.
We all kept it to one-apiece this time and as always, here's a summary of last week's entries:
- Chris Allinotte stands and delivers part three of Diana's desperate theft of Diamonds. Who do they really belong to? He's promising us the answer.
- We were ravaged by AidanF's violent séance. متشابكة الجن - archaic, demonic and cruel.
- mimimanderly's self-employed loner loses hope in a bucket of acid.
- A chain letter proclaims death, then proves itself in Michael Solender's disturbing write. Reminded me of Palahniuk.
- Asuqi's caustic rewrite of The Princess and The Frog, The Dark in Deed and Mind is surely a film-in-the-making.
- Antonia Woodville brings us into the here and now with her ghoulish unchained reverie.
- Fell, the Breath spills from AJ Humpage's fingers as purely as the seduction she so exquisitely describes.
- The combination of sensuality, love and abandon in RS Bohn's 'Unseen' leaves us trembling.
- scratchypen's first entry with The Long Wait was chilling and detached, leaving us wanting to know more about the narrator.
- We were all touched by David Barber's honest and beautiful words in For My Father. So glad to hear your Dad is well on the mend, David.
- My take on a greek Myth A Greater Mystery mixes the parallels and multiple aspects of the Great Mother.
- Susan May James observes as if from above her character's assault and horrific near-demise in this chilling narration.
- The swaying sea of grain in William Davoll's First Harvest had me reeling with the delirium of the piece.
- Pixie J. King has an inimitable way of scaring us with her last-minute entries. With Kisses was well-worth the wait.
Three pieces in particular blew my mind this week, as such - and I will make no apologies - there is one winner and two equal runners-up. I hope I can explain myself. This week's winner is AJ Humpage with Fell, the Breath. AJ's poetic descriptions are to die for, and here she brings us La Petite Mort in a divine whisper. Congratulations Ally.
My first runner-up is RS Bohn's Unseen. Pictorial, sensual, powerful. My second is William Davoll's First Harvest with its trippy journey ignited by many women's fear. Well done both.
Fabulous entries and comments everyone. Please keep coming back.