Friday, 17 December 2010

Prediction Winner

Anticipating the temperature plumetting to minus 12 tonight I've been wrapped in a gorgeous but horribly scratchy high-necked sweater all day. I can't judge under such restriction so, embraced in far more appropriate red satin I am ready to begin. Is everybody in...?

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.


  1. AJ's was pure poetry, and I'm sure I held my breath the entire time.

    So glad William got in under the wire, as his piece simply slayed me. *sic* Really, that was awe-inspiring.

    But honestly, what a heck of a line-up. Everyone brings their best, and I also enjoy the variety of genres.

  2. Great picks- I really enjoyed both R.S. Bohn's Unseen and AJ's Fell, the Breath. I've been a little busy at the home front, but am off to read the rest!

  3. I knew Ally would win won day, she just needs to sort of...believe me a bit more!


  4. AJ, congratulations! Superb piece of writing.
    RS and William, worthy runners up.
    Lily, tough judging!
    Pix, loved the late arrival to the collection, really good.
    Now to think about this week's words ... good ones again!

  5. Congratulations AJ for a really sensual piece.
    Also congrats to Rebecca (RS) for unseen, a really powerful image.

    A Lot of really great entries this week, thanks for giving my piece a mention, I really appreciate being among such fine people.

  6. I worthy winner and excellent runners-up, congratulations! I had so much fun reading the variety of entries =)


Lily Childs is a writer of horror, esoteric, mystery and chilling fiction.

If you see her dancing outside in a thunder storm - don't try to bring her in. She's safe.