The Ladies of Horror
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Victor entered his home, removed his cloak then handed it to his maid. She handed him a large candelabra and he walked into his study. He glanced over to the grandfather clock and knew that the sun would soon rise. He drew the curtains and sat in a linen covered high backed chair. He felt anxious as his love would soon arrive.
Carolyn had long blonde hair and pale green eyes. She bewitched him with her charm. They were soon married and then Carolyn became ill. The consumption began with a slight cough. He used his medical prowess to try and heal her. He watched as she slowly drifted towards death. He fought the illness with every treatment he could muster. She lingered for months but ultimately succumbed and released her spirit.
The red velvet wall gave way to the secret door to his laboratory and there stood Carolyn. He had removed her body from the crypt and resurrected her. Her lovely charm had been lost to the grim reaper but she still walked. She lifted her ashen hand out to him and began to stagger. He sprang from the chair and they embraced. Her cold clammy skin felt like heaven to him. Victor had his love back by his side. The stitches on her wrists were visible, he had to desecrate others for her.
Carolyn moaned as he held her. He could not live without her. He knew that it was an abomination to have her here in their home. She leaned out of the embrace and took him by the hand. They went back through the hidden door, the candelabra was left burning on the table. He knew that his maid had gone for the morning and the candles would eventually consume the entire house in a rush of flames. He would finally be with his love forever in his first death and her second.
Fiction © Copyright Kathleen McCluskey
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