The Ladies of Horror
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World’s End – the high-end hotel which was the hunting ground of many a lecherous tycoon or director on the prowl for the numerous young aspiring starlets in town. Scantily clad girls barely old enough to be out past bedtime all powdered and buffed, vying for the attentions of men who could change their lives with one word.
There is nothing here anymore. Nothing but the lingering scent of desperation and expensive perfume mingling with the heavy dust in the air. Dreams and hopes are caught in the many shroud-like spider webs blanketing the hand-carved wooden furniture.
This is where it all began – the contagion. Born of the sins of man, the virus spread like wild-fire, decimating every living human in its wake. Hollywood was unpopulated within the day. By the end of the week there were only a handful of survivors left on the planet.
I am one of those ‘survivors’, blessed with immunity to this disease, cursed to continue my existence on this desolate place that is Earth.
Fiction © Copyright Ela Lourenco
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Far in the distant reaches of the universe is a world called Azmantium. A planet with lilac skies, jade green seas and fiery red suns. A planet where everything, from the tides of the sea to life itself, is rooted in magic. Children are assessed at an early age and trained according to their unique magical talents.
Lara, an orphan who has no memory of her true origins, is unaware that she has a vital role to play in the ancient prophesies that are about to begin coming true. Older than most who are just beginning their magical training, Lara will soon find out that destiny waits for no one, especially when the fate of the world rests on their shoulders.
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