Thursday, 10 February 2011

Prediction Winner

So glad to see the Femmes Fatales showcase hasn't held anyone back from entering the Prediction challenge. And this week - wow! How is it possible to just keep getting better?

I'm a little behind on time so will jump straight in to summarise - however, I must point out I usually have a glass of wine as I do this - and there is none. What is the world coming to?

  • Ellie paid her first visit to The Prediction with Paper Cuts, a murderous tale of skinning and scribes.
  • Mimi's Jealous Gods fought for supremacy in temples of old.
  • Sue summoned up the undead to present Peter as an eternal treasure in Incanto.
  • AJ's batteground gathered the defeated victims in a Spartan bloodbath to win the Trophy.
  • Chris's colonial adventurers blew their chances by the tomb in You Are So Fired
  • Melenka's Tribute is to a sacrificial virgin, offered to an inhuman beast, and corrupted for life.
  • Aidan's super-antiheroes save the planet from each other in The World In Flames.
  • Antonia's protagonist lives with a despicable Know All who gets what's coming to him.
  • Asuqi's robotic creatures scritch and scratch, and lie down to order in I Can Make Them Come Alive
  • Susan offers herself up to the ancient ones in her own tome ;) Snatch.
  • I think I flipped my lid for five minutes when I wrote Married To The Job, but corsets and flab it was.
  • Scratchypen's Anubis explored the heart of the dark matter in Dead Pretty.
  • Rebecca's disgusting little crossbreed answers back and gives her jip in A Prickly Issue.
  • Pixie's poisoned dart came flying through the air, killing us slowly in If The Crime Fits...
  • William brought mad, bad Alan Kook back to dole out his own warped justice in The Undoing.
  • David's Virus spreads, spiralling us towards its chilling and tragic conclusion.


Is this a record? In number and quality of entries? Certainly feels like it.

My winner is Melenka with Tribute. I loved the surreal and mythical quality to this. I felt as though I was peeking, uninvited - but couldn't tear myself away. Congratulations Melenka.

Because I couldn't choose between them, my two runners-up are R.S. Bohn with A Prickly Issue and Pixie's If The Crime Fits... Well done Rebecca and Pix!

Right. More FFF to prepare and a cannibal feast to finish (on paper) so... back tomorrow with three new words. Bye for now.
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4 comments:

  1. You have no wine? My sympathies.

    An excellent week, indeed! Everyone seemed to be having an absolute blast this week. Congrats to all, esp. Melenka!

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  2. congratulations to all, Melenka, that entry was outstanding, I have to say!
    Thanks, Lily, for the ongoing challenge, it is well worth it just to read all the exciting entries.

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  3. Wow. I am (almost) speechless. Thank you for choosing my piece, and thank you for letting me play in your sandbox.

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