The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Suzanne Madron @suzannemadron @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction #WiHM9

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The Giving Ground
by Suzanne Madron

Every fight took a little more from her. Even now, as she stumbled over roots and rocks on her way through the woods she felt her soul spilling behind her. Tonight the argument was about dinner. Last night it had been her paycheck. The nights before that she couldn’t remember, as if she had spontaneously appeared from the ether.
When she reached the clearing she plunged her fingers into the damp earth and sobbed with relief. She had no idea where she was, or how she had found her way into this forest, all she knew was she belonged here.
The ground moved beneath her and she burrowed deeper, ignoring the skulls surrounding her. Within minutes she was buried and her body was nothing but bones.
Jacob reached the clearing a half hour after Lauren #5 had decomposed. The woman waiting for him was not Lauren #6 as he had expected, however.
“You have exceeded your limit,” the woman told him.
“That wasn’t part of the deal.”
The woman unfurled a lengthy piece of parchment and pointed to the portions he had assumed were decorative inkings. “It was in the fine print.”
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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', founder and administrator of the Ladies of Horror Picture-prompt Monthly Writing Challenge, 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 Suzanne Madron @suzannemadron @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction #WiHM9

  1. afstewart says:

    A terrific story. The fine print gets you every time.

  2. Oh man…I know someone–a “Jacob”–who really could use a lesson like this. Fortunately it is not a close friend. More like the husband of a friend. I hope she doesn’t end up like Lauren #5.

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