The Ladies of Horror
The Beast in the Woods
by H.R. Boldwood
Time is the beast in the wood, ever present in sun or cloud, never thwarted by wealth or circumstance.
It hides beneath life’s veil, nipping at our heels while we walk our fated paths. Its stealthy hands steal our moments one by one, claiming every hour, chiming at the apex, then hurling onward, swallowing our seconds like black holes swallow stars.
It gathers momentum in its constant orb, and the veil of life grows dim. The beast no longer hides. We sense it drawing near. We feel it in our bones. Fear drives us blindly into flight, hoping to escape its wrath, but all for naught.
Because time is the beast in the wood, ever present in sun or cloud, never thwarted by wealth or circumstance.
Fiction © Copyright H.R. Boldwood
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About Author H.R. Boldwood:
H.R. Boldwood is a writer of horror and speculative fiction. In another incarnation, Boldwood is a Pushcart Prize nominee and was awarded the 2009 Bilbo Award for creative writing by Thomas More College. Publication credits include, “Killing it Softly”, “Short Story America”, “Bete Noir”, “Everyday Fiction”, “Toys in the Attic”, “Floppy Shoes Apocalypse II”, “Pilcrow and Dagger”, “Quickfic”, and “Sirens Call”.
Future publications include, ‘In the Shadow of Fire’ which will be appearing in the anthology “Saturnalia,” published by Hyperion and Theia in late 2017, and ‘The Idlewild Letters’ which will appear in Killing It Softly 2, expected October, 2017.
Boldwood’s characters are often disreputable and not to be trusted. They are kicked to the curb at every conceivable opportunity. No responsibility is taken by this author for the dastardly and sometimes criminal acts committed by this ragtag group of miscreants.
Watch for Boldwood’s upcoming website at: www.hrboldwood.com.
Amazon Author Central page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01LWY22MD