Two entries for vital, in order of appearance:
Here’s previous winner Pooka, on his decision:
Very challenging this time with only two entries. Both are fantastic and cause me to want more. They are both like opening lines of novels and that alone makes for great entries. Rube gets it by incorporating all the winning words I can remember, and because of the mysterious girl with the plant. What happens next? We gotta know! Wow!
The word prompt RubeRad picked is fire. Thank you to everyone for sharing your vital thoughts. Please consider writing another 200 this week, and don’t forget to invite others!