The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Marge Simon @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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The Passage
by Marge Simon

This is what is left of the orchards that bore us fruit of the gods. Once it was wine country, but now all around us is decimated. Our bones will soon be joining the soil among these sere sentries. Whichever of us is left will see to that.
Pretend that nothing’s changed as I guide you along the road past broken down cars beneath a dull orange sky. We must keep upwind from the smell of death. When we reach the foothills, we find a clearing.
You spread a tablecloth; I bring rocks to hold it down against the wind. You’ve prepared a mock picnic of conversation with fictive wine and Camembert. You laugh a little too hard and I kiss you.
We must leave before sunset brings the curs. So many dogs have turned feral. They travel in packs, some with collars. We’ve grown too weak to beat them off. Days ago I’d try, but no more. We brought the gun. One bullet left. I insert it and spin the chamber.
Your turn first, or mine?
Fiction © Copyright Marge Simon
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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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2 Responses to The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Marge Simon @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    Darkly poignant.

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