Thanks to everyone who came out to write! If you missed any of the stories, go check them out here. Otherwise, let's read what the judge had to say:
This was a fun week, with eight (8) entries! Unfortunately for me, I have to task of picking which one I liked the most, and offering some explanation of why.
@postupak - Seriously messed up words indeed. Took me a while to figure out what was going on. Then, everything clicked into place.
@Ali_OMalley - Quite a nightmare about a giant spider.
emilykarn - This was a good one, right up there with any bug scene from an Indiana Jones movie. A blast to read.
JM MacF - You should listen to LOTR more often. Some really nasty ants in this one.
@stellakateT - “Meet the Ex, soon to be second Ex.”
@kellythibodeau - Lovely little tale about a family curse.
@CaseyCaseRose - A completely different world. One I wouldn’t mind learning more about. :)
TechieJ - Like the warfare between the ants and the spiders.
Eight solid entries, but unfortunately, I get to pick only one winner. So, here’s how I feel about the entries.
Special Challenge Champion - TechieJ. The spiders using guerrilla warfare tactics is a fun idea.
Grand Champion - @kelleythibodeau - A curse, the Darkness, and magic. This one has it all. :)