To those intrepid souls who had begun to think Monday Mixer had vanished into the dusty annals of forgotten ideas, I apologize. A disturbing melange of technological issues, work commitments and just a wee bit of good old-fashioned fatigue it has taken me far too long to post these results. I vow, from here forward, to be a much more considerate challenge host.
Kate for her story Skullectra - Having attended more than a few concerts myself as one of those middle-aged, balding, leather-clad rockers, this story hit close to home and brought some fond memories of glory days along too.
Sarah for her untitled story. There was much love, fond memories and emotion in this tale of a young girl who finds her love of being the center of attention may just have some basis in her family history.
The Imaginator for his story Memories - This tale of a warrior assassin returning to the dusty scenes of his past intrigued me. It drew me in to wanting to know more. While it presented an interesting premise, it left me feeling a little short on context and an ending that was a bit too vague.
Moondustwriter for her story His Concertina - This story had a mystical, almost surreal, feel to it as it made its journey from the memories of a young girl to the fond reminiscences of a grown woman. Employing seven of the prompt words, each was placed in such a manner as to make the most effect of itself and lent a very harmonious air to this magical musical piece.
Alissa for her story Debt Of Honor - Alissa managed to very skillfully weave all nine of the prompt words into this delightful tale of honor, revenge and a most amusing choice of duelling weapons. The story had a nice flow to it with very little indication the prompts were, in any way, forced.
drmagoo for his untitled story. This was a delightfully vague tale of a man achieving what, it seems, he has sought all of his life. While we're left with no concrete idea of what exactly that was, it works for me. The story was just sufficient enough in detail and development that a bit of mystery at the end was a nice touch.
Please bear in mind my decisions are entirely subjective and may not find favor or agreement with all, but decisions are like that. For those writers not mentioned, no slight is intended and I hope next week will find you back for more.
Here is the link to view and read all of the truly inspired offerings for this week. Please show a little Monday Mixer love and make a point of clicking on each entry and checking them out. Remember, each link clicked on takes you directly to that particular writer's page and provides them blog traffic and, hopefully, feedback to encourage them to come out & play next week.