Most people probably wouldn't take the word "gruesome" as a compliment, but it was absolutely the perfect word used to describe my flash fiction piece, "With This Ring."
Don't worry - it's not graphic or gory. It's just...dark. And creepy. And you'll probably think twice before carving the initials of you and your loved one in a tree trunk ever again.
"With This Ring" is up over at MASH Stories. It's been shortlisted for their current contest, so if you do give it a read - and you like it! - your vote would be greatly appreciated.
And the contest - MASH Competition #4 - is still open, so all of you writers out there, go give it a shot. I'd be honored to have my story alongside any of yours.