The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Ela Lourenco
I spy on the passers-by as they scurry past, some pause briefly to take pictures before hurrying along, spooked by some frisson of fear they cannot explain. Others enter the courtyard to marvel naively at the history around them. “Centuries old! Can you believe the things these stone walls must have seen?” they whisper with childlike awe.
Centuries? If I could still smile I would. I have been around much longer than they can fathom, much longer even than this insignificant rock they call Earth. First born daughter of Lilith herself, I have witnessed millennia, the very formation of the solar system which so intrigues them. I have fought in thousands of wars waged by Gods so ancient none even remember their names… none but I that is.
I, named ‘Dark Angel’ by my beloved mother before she was stabbed through her heart with the dagger of origin. I, who spent eons seeking out my revenge before I was ambushed and trapped in this statue by that same traitorous she-devil who ended my mother’s reign. Frozen in stone to forever watch the days bleed into the nights, choking on my rage. I yearn for the day where the magick binding me will weaken, and then I will finally find her and tear the treacherous heart right out of her, evil incarnate herself – my little sister…
Fiction © Copyright Ela Lourenco
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