HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season and is ready for another year of photo prompts and flash dog magic. Once again I’d like to say thanks to every single person who has submitted, judged, or voted in Angry Hourglass story polls. You all are amazing.
Our runners up for FLASH MASTER FACE OFF ROUND 3 are:
David Shakes for Knight to King’s Bishop 3
Sal Page for Kite Children
Each of these writers will receive a $25.00 gift card for Amazon.
And the winner of FLASH MASTER FACE OFF ROUND 3 is:
For her winning story, Marie will receive a $50.00 Amazon gift card.
Congratulations to the Flash Master Face Off winners, and congratulations once again to all the writers who topped the podium this past year. Here’s to 2016 and another year of fearless flash!
Just in case you missed it, here is Marie’s winning story one more time.
by Marie Mckay
He checked the timepiece he kept tucked inside his waistcoat pocket: 6 am on the dot.
His shoes polished to a reflection, the knot of his bow-tie a point of symmetry, he began the climb.
The climb was the best part. She was splendid on the approach, beautiful, not despite being utilitarian, but because of it. The latticed blades stretched out from their source; embracing their task, their readiness, shooting an electric energy through his veins.
Her strength gave him back the vigour the years had robbed him of. Her razor straight simplicity made him walk taller, made him think clearer.
As he reached the last step, he looked at her, as he always did, and marveled again at sheer purpose. The coil of his own complexity unraveling to make him sharper.
Inside, he shook out his umbrella, hung up his jacket, went through the basic mechanics before securing himself in the seat. Pulling the lever towards him, he felt the rumble of the giant vanes as they launched her through the sky.
He smiled as he felt her rising, rising writing circles in the wind.