Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Lydia Prime @LydiaPrime @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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Dred End
by Lydia Prime

I’ve sat alone for hours, waiting, mostly wasting;
Decomposing slowly in my fleshy mortal casing.
Thoughts still feel as if they drum against my skull,
Not as if it matters as my existence is now null.
I sulk in solemn silence and feel my essence drain;
I haven’t breathed in hours, but I do still feel the pain.
Ironic now, I see it, the crumbling red walls –
The darkness engulfs my body and I hear the Reaper’s calls.
A fire burned inside me, my skin now icy cold;
My memories and secrets; apologies untold.
To my left the rusted register, that once burned as hot as me;
Now frozen in oblivion; strange though, my empathy.
Empathy for something that never felt the fall.
Empathy for something that’s never had it all.
Empathy… or envy? I’m not entirely sure;
Envy seems more likely – envious to my core.
The rats scurry toward my prison – pit pat pit pat pit pat;
Ready to feast upon my carcass, whose pulse has fallen flat.
The floor crumbles away beneath them, decompositional mayhem,
Forsaken and condemned –
The finality is sinking in, the inevitable dead end.
This abandoned land consumes all sickly broken strays,
Enticed by that vacant shell, hiding all its hidden decays.
Now we’re brought together, never again alone;
Forever we will rest, a pile of picked-clean bones.
Fiction © Copyright Lydia Prime
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More about Lydia Prime:

Lydia grew up in a small, ‘Mayberry,’ sort of town, in New Jersey. She thoroughly enjoys gummy bears and laughing through the darkest depths of life. More often than not, she writes about demons and monsters, however, being a recovering addict tends to turn inner demons into fearsome foes to be fought beyond the constraints of the mind. ‘Sometimes,’ she states, ‘what’s inside, is scarier than anything reality throws at you.’

Please visit Lydia on Facebook for more info. 



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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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Lydia Prime @LydiaPrime @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    Dark and beautifully written.

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