Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Chelle Storey-Daniel @burningeden @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

by Chelle Storey-Daniel

Everyone wonders why the birds gather there.
No birdfeeders stand in the yard and only three mostly-rotted scarecrows, but the crows still gather at the house on Sycamore Lane.
Some folks swear it’s witchcraft and others say the old couple who live there are strange.
I grew up in that house and that strange couple are my parents. What if I told you that at night the birds go into the house? You don’t see it because they go in one by one. What if I said the birds gather around the dining table, all proper-like, and wait patiently for my mother to put their dinner on the table? What if I said their dinner is just hatching? Just catching their first breath as they poke their little heads out of their shells? You see, these crows are special. They’ve been around for hundreds of years, and they eat their own. They do it because they don’t want to be replaced. They don’t want any competition. They want to be needed.
 That house isn’t the only one. Those crows aren’t the only special ones.
My parents are Death. And the crows scout for people destined to die. When you hear a crow calling near you, know they’re reporting back to someone in a house just like that one on Sycamore Lane about your Death Day. Maybe it’s today. Maybe it’s tomorrow. Maybe it’s fifty years.
Now you wonder who I am. I am Death’s right hand and death is very right-handed. I’m there when your brakes won’t work, when you choke on your dinner, when you slip in the shower. I’m there, you see, to make sure you meet your Death Day. And if you’re reading this, it might be close.
All because some very talented crows told my parents, and my parents told me.
I’ll see you soon.
Fiction © Copyright Chelle Storey-Daniel
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Where can you find more of Chelle Storey-Daniel’s work?

For more of Chelle’s writing, please visit:

I Am Chelle – her account.

Or if you’re a Buffy fan, hit up her Fan-fic site: Burning Eden.


About Nina D'Arcangela

Nina D’Arcangela is a quirky horror writer who likes to spin soul rending snippets of despair. She reads anything from splatter matter to dark matter. She's an UrbEx adventurer who suffers from unquenchable wanderlust. She loves to photograph abandoned places, bits of decay and old grave yards. Nina is a co-owner of Sirens Call Publications, a co-founder of the horror writer's group 'Pen of the Damned', and if that isn't enough, put a check mark in the box next to owner and resident nut-job of Dark Angel Photography.
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4 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Chelle Storey-Daniel @burningeden @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    Most eerie, with a perfect touch of sinister.

  2. trinimama says:

    I read that story and smiled. I love horror so much, I don’t find them scary. My children say there’s something wrong with me. I don’t care. I love this story. I love horror.

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