Why I thought I could confuse and confuddle you for very long I do not know.
Just when I thought I had the perfect contest prompt word that no one would ever guess, yup, along comes Lisa Bodenheim at 8:13am (let's just remember that's 73 MINUTES after the post went up) who guessed my secret, special, sure to bewilder prompt: forti.
So, the fourth prompt word is forti, brought to you by Megan V.
Are you keeping track?
Just to up the tormenting stakes, here's the prize for Contest #100
Some of you have suggested some strange new twists to the contest but we're not going down that road. The loopier the rules, the loopier the results. It's like playing poker with weird wild cards. It doesn't test your skill so much as your luck, and frankly, I like to read good writing, not crazypants stuff. Although, some of your crazypants stuff has been damn fine work.
All this to say: the usual rules will apply. There's one judge (me). The contest will be open the usual amount of time, BUT it might take me longer to read and post the results.
As to WHEN it will open, that's not settled yet.