The Ladies of Horror
by Killion Slade
You rejected me from conception. You couldn’t kill me then, but the narcissistic victim reveled in every moment of the pity-party. My abandonment was your theme some. My scars bear evidence of my determination as I fought the bonds of your rejection, desperate for an ounce of kindness, protection, or a mother’s love. After decades, the desecration of our mother-daughter relationship was immutable. I’ve challenged you, and I’ve faced the abstruse layers of your betrayal. The impenetrable bubble has popped. I soar free from the cage of hate you use to imprison my soul. Your reward? I am your mirror. Every time you look at or think of me – you are now forever trapped in your karmic prison. Your new theme song is deliverance.
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About the Author: Killion Slade:
Killion Slade is an award-winning, Amazon bestselling speculative fiction author. As a loyal reader of dystopian urban fantasy herself, the apocalyptic genres drew her to become a homesteader, ensuring her family could survive if a world-wide crisis ever occurred and washing machines disappeared. When not writing, she can be found raising chickens, geocaching, making soap, growing food aquaponic style, or becoming a crack shot with her 9mm and crossbow.
(Seriously, no apocalypse is taking this woman down.)
Killion’s novels include Exsanguinate (2013) and Obfuscate (2016). Killion’s current work is a collaborative anthology with twenty authors titled The Super Market along with book three, Detonate, of the Exsanguinate series due out in Spring 2018. Her short stories can be found in Sirens Call; The Danse Macabre; Cynic Magazine; Bewildering Stories; Midwest Literary Magazine; and in the anthologies Bite from the Heart; Death Sparkles; & Roms, Bombs, and Zoms.