- In Michael's Trial and Error a son perfects his culinary craft.
- In Mimi's Fly Trap a woman's revenge is painful. Don't go there.
- Antonia's Amateur Serial Killer hones his skill, getting frustrated with lack of practice.
- Sandra has the most bizarre of art installations going on in her Philistine? gallery.
- AJ's collector makes a trembling pattern of horror with his victim in Sliver.
- David creates a completely new non-virtual game in the undertaker-genre, in Role-Play.
- Ragemore evoked the alleged, legendary bloodbath of Elizabeth Bathory in Signs Following.
- My God's Gift was a sordid little number for which I apologise. But Marlon will be back!
- Aidan brings the heat of Iraq with a war-blasted viewpoint in the cleverly-titled War Spoils.
- Jenny's Mother's little angel hurts and abuses as his mother deliberately ignores the signs.
- Chris expands the Homonculus's circle of friends to terrify us with the freak party in Homonculus, ça marche.
- Kim crafts a human lampshade from the tattooed skin of a concentration camp victim in And there was light.
- William brings Kook back in Kooks First, and we meet his terrifying mother. It explains everything.
- John creates human cattle in the highly disturbing, and inky Cattle. Next, he tears us forward in time - but how far? Template for Extinction asks just that.
- Reba speaks of fallen Angels with a desperate task on their hands in Penance.
- Pixie chills her readers by writing from the perspective of the wrong-doer in Tender Prey.
Everyone - outstanding writing, really. Congratulations to you all.
My winner though, and developed from last week's runner-up tale is Homonculus, ça marche by Chris Allinotte. This has everything from scary dolls to horrifying intrigue. And a lot of French. Make this major, Chris - 'people' will be waiting for the rest of this terrifying gothic tale. Well done!
And so you have a day's reprieve, thanks to hubby's birthday tomorrow. I shall be back on Friday morning - if a little hungover - with three new words. After this week's stunning prose, I can barely wait.