Micro-fiction Roundup XXXVI: Creepy Stalkers
April 30, 2011 in Micro-Fiction Roundup
Hello, Micro-fiction wizards. It’s Friday, and we all know what that means—a new Micro-fiction theme and winner! I know, I know, it’s what you’ve all been waiting for, your life is complete, the universe may now continue on as scheduled. Last week’s theme was Trains, and y’all submitted some great pieces to be judged. If you didn’t submit something, I will mete out your punishments afterward, and not the good kind of punishment either. Before we award the winner, let’s take a look at all the entries:
- Chillbear Latrigue - Donor Train
- misslinda - East Broadway
- WorthlessEmo - Discrimination
- Azirel Fallen – untitled piece
- RaggedyHannah – Seven and a half seconds
- theMediatrix – BJ Honest
- MilitantRubberDucky – Freefall
- Rosie Cheeks – Hoyt Avenue
- misslinda – Southern Hospitality
- Chillbear Latrigue – Chillbear Latrine
- misslinda – Commuting
- skahammer – Reverse Commute
- skahammer - Tracks
- fuldis closure – untitled piece
This week’s judge was BJonston, and he chose Azirel Fallen’s piece as this week’s winner. Here’s his little blurb on why:
I enjoyed the sense of a train speeding through cornfields in the middle of the night and a passenger with curly hair and the munchies hoping the creepy guy in her compartment stays asleep. It was evocative and fun. Hope this cuts the mustard.
Congratulations, Azirel Fallen! It only took ninety-five words to win over BJ. Here’s the winning piece in case you missed it:
The light overhead flickered ominously as the train swayed on the tracks. Lightning illuminated the dark corn fields as the car went speeding by. Adjusting my hat in my curls, I tried to see if the woman with the cart was coming around again. The peanuts had been stale & I was hoping she had something I could afford. That man was still asleep in the seat in front of me. With luck he would stay that way until after I get off the train. I have had enough of the Uncle Creepy stalker type.
Azirel, you are the new judge for the next Micro-fiction, and based on your entry, the new theme will be Stalkers *cue creepy music*. We have either all had one or been one, so I expect entries from everyone.
Your entry must be 101 words or less; if you choose to title your piece, the title will not count against your word count; there is no limit on the amount of entries you can submit.
- You will have two weeks to submit an entry; the deadline will be Tuesday nights at midnight. This will give the judge 48 hours to submit his or her selection to me by Thursday night at midnight (That’s the midnight that leads into Friday, not the midnight that leads Wednesday to Thursday. You’d think some [read: me] would know this. You’d be wrong though.). The deadlines were originally Wednesday and Friday, respectively, but I goofed and now it’s fixed to give the judges and me (mostly me) time to get up the new topic.
- If I don’t receive the judge’s selection by one of the established methods (e-mail, Wordsmoker messaging or Facebook private messaging) I will be forced to make the selection so as not to delay the next week’s competition.
- The winner of Micro-Fiction Roundup automatically assumes the responsibility of judging the next week’s competition. Obviously that person can still submit writing, but can’t pick themselves as the winner. Otherwise we could end up with some sort of ridiculous perpetual judge situation.
- In the interest of keeping tradition, I will try to select themes based upon the previous week’s submissions when possible.
- REMINDER: You are allowed and encouraged to submit multiple entries.
Write away, people – I may or may not be watching from your hedgerow as you do so.