Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Melissa R. Mendelson @melissmendelson @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction #WiHM9

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The Skull Queen
by Melissa R. Mendelson

I came into this world by accident,
slipping between realms,
captivating you with my stark nakedness,
my breathtaking beauty,
as my lips part,
drawing in breath
do you fall.
I step over your dead,
your bones like I did back home.
Your bullets are as soft as my skin.
Your fire is my ice.
Your green forests fall brown
with every step of my bare feet.
I don’t care, if you bow.
I don’t care, if you beg.
Heaven is the lie that I will break.
Hell are the hounds to be unleashed.
All you cling to dearly
is all that I will take.
This is my world now.
 Fiction © Copyright Melissa R. Mendelson
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Please visit Melissa’s blog to read her latest horror fiction piece, The Monsters of Men

It was raining hard on a Tuesday night.  The courtroom was packed and livid.  Tensions denied the knife, and security was tight.  The man of the hour was dressed in orange and chains, and each chain rang with the death of his victims.  No regret shined in his eyes.  Only his lawyer paled like a ghost, knowing what the verdict would be, and those in attendance hoped for the worst.  I sat in the corner, hoping to be ignored, but when he looked at me, they knew that I was there.  They knew that I was there for him, and right now, he was safe in their custody.  But I wasn’t.  I had to go outside alone on this rainy night, hounded by a bloodthirsty mob.

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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 Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Melissa R. Mendelson @melissmendelson @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction #WiHM9

  1. afstewart says:

    Fabulous, I loved it.

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