I have no idea who or what Mondretti is, nor why he/she/it/they has/have a cylinder – but that’s half the fun! So, this month’s prompt can be applied to your favourite genre, or a genre that you’d like to trial. For bonus points, you could try and write in the style of one of your favourite authors. Double bonus points if you take that style and place it into a different genre. So for example Steve Shovel could be on the hunt for a McGuffin known as the Mondretti Cylinder (bonus points) and this turns out to be a cthonic entity (double bonus points).
I think you need a bit of play for this one, so 1500-2500 words – on your marks, get set go!
Deadline: 2pm on Friday, 12th January 2018.
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