For me, Spring means planting vegetables. Lots and lots of vegetables. I live in one of the most fertile places on earth, and it seems ungrateful not to use the magic dirt to provide for friends and family. Which is why I spent almost 8 hours doing heavy labor in the garden this weekend. Exhausting work, but it pays off later, both in vegetables and fewer weeds. It also, it seems, distracts me to the point where I forget to post winners and words. I shall endeavor to improve.
There were fewer entries than usual on the last post, but the quality was superb. The winner this week is AJ Humpage with State of Happiness. As I said in comments, sometimes the worst horror is the one that can (and does) happen.
The tome has taken a break from eating my flowers to give us these words:
I can't wait to see what you do with these!
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.