In our case, a lamb to the slaughter, what with snow to start the week and a prediction of nearly 70 degrees for tomorrow. It's been a great mess. And yet, I've seen the first flower bloom just today, so my spirits are greatly lifted.
As usual, the stories last week were varied and excellent. You all make this a challenge to judge!
The winner this week is AJ Humpage with Split Second. The realism in this was a gut punch.
The other stories were all so good, I can't decide on a runner up. You may call me coward, and I will accept that judgment.
I enlisted help wrangling words from the tome, and the quality of my assistant brought forth these rich delights:
The usual rules apply: 100 words maximum (excluding title) of flash
fiction or poetry using all of the three words above in the genres of
horror, fantasy, science fiction or noir. All variants and use of the
words and stems are fine. You have until Friday evening.
Feel free to post links to your stories on Twitter or Facebook or
whichever social media best pleases you and, if you like, remind your
friends that we are open to new and returning writers