But first let's summarise last week's very ecletic entries - which surprised me by their distinct lack of mention of bodily functions. Or maybe that's just my toilet-humoured mind.
Great entries, all. And suberly supportive comments too which I know we all appreciate.
- Bill Owens graced us with diametrically-opposed twins. A heart-breaking tale of tragic first love versus mystical power and dark favours.
- Susan May delivered a satisfying and happy ending to her love story Back In The Saddle.
- Chris Allinotte's manly characters Milton and Blackwood vied for their own series in the very noir Shortcut.
- Michael Solender's confession by kissing cousins was short - and not sweet, except for them.
- My 'Scratching The Itch' had jealous horsey types fighting over a tosser. Girls - he wasn't worth it.
- Asuqi raged through Solomon Kane-style medieval scenery. Revenge through suicide.
- William Davoll evoked a tumbleweed of ghostly despair in his Wild and tragic West - Cousins of the Saddle.
- AidanF blasted our senses with a violent funerary card of colour in his apocalyptic offering.
- Antonia Woodville slapped indifferent horror onto the family palette, all the more terrifying for it.
- David Barber repulsed and disgusted us with his rotten Mud Bath; he obviously attends the same beauticians as me.
- AJ Humpage squeezed in with Abner, an horrific reminder of war and the deceit between families - for survival's sake.
- Pixie J. King's Assault and Attack had us shivering with beautiful description and cold revenge.
Because I loved its coldheartedness so much, this week's winner is Antonia Woodville with her visceral pony ride, chased very closely up the backside by AidanF's astonishing attack. Well done both.
Thanks to all entrants - come back tomorrow/next week and bring your friends!