Thank you to those intrepid souls who came out for the return of Monday Mixer. It will take some time, I'm sure, for more participation but I was definitely quite pleased with the trio of entries received. Now, on to the results:
There were no stories selected for Honorable Mention this round.
Dave James Ashton for his story Libations. This was a very entertaining tale of the ultimate in dysfunctional family relationships. Dave took full advantage of the "less is more" approach to the Mixer and worked the required prompt words in seamlessly and without any pressure. Well done, sir!
Lisa Shambrook for her story That Sinking Feeling. No stranger to the Mixer, Lisa has consistently presented excellent stories and shown great aplomb in managing to work all of the prompt words into a story without compromising the tale. This was a haunting offering and the emotions and surroundings were made very palpable. In this instance, some of the prompt words were not, in point of fact, used as the part of speech requested but it was nevertheless an outstanding effort. Bravo!
Alex Brightsmith for her story Can You Keep a Secret? Alex has a style I have always enjoyed though seldom seen enough of. Few writers I know of could make accountants and their dealings an interesting read. Alex managed to do this with seeming ease. This was a tough call but also well-earned. Congratulations, Alex and thanks for taking the time to step back into the world of flash fiction for the Mixer.
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.