Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author A.F. Stewart @scribe77 @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

by A.F. Stewart

The unmistakable sound of a metallic spring being plucked echoed through the room, followed by a hiss. The cat lifted its paw, before scratching again at the metal bed frame. A fine red dust lifted into the air, rust mixed with something more.
The animal jumped back, watching the powder rise on a gentle breeze blown in through the broken window. It swirled in the air, riding the streaks of golden orange light filtered from outside, whispering its secrets into the adjacent shadows. The particles dispersed, carried to every corner of the room, settling into the darkness.
The cat meowed. A call, a question asked of the black beyond.
The space shifted in murmurs, reverberations of the past. Sensory pain lashed from infinity, snapped across barriers, chased by screams of insanity. Aftershocks whiplashed quiet waves, breaking walls, reallocating time and the dead.
The cat meowed again. Louder, more insistent.
And this time the voices answered.
Fiction © Copyright A.F. Stewart
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Ruined City

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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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