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

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The Gathering Time
by Marge Simon

It is the time of summer solstice, and the hot and humid air throbs with desire. Our tribe’s young men of age gather to hear the females sing. I take my place among them, for this is the summer of my sixteenth year. I’ve counted the days, my time is prime for breeding.
Sweet Tamon hears my song! With soft and loving whispers, he carries me to lie upon the blankets I’ve prepared. Our union seems too brief before the summons of the drum. We pledge our troth knowing he’s no longer mine, once the ritual begins.
Distant thunder rolls across the heavens as the young men go to don their garb. Each will drink the sacred brew that should sustain them through the dance until the dawn. She of the burning yellow eyes will choose from those still standing. Her choices will be skinned alive, their offerings carefully dried & tanned. The Elders shall set to task to stitch the hides to shape again for our Gathering Time, next year.
Farewell, Tamon. If all goes well, I’ll bear a son to carry on tradition.
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', 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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7 Responses to The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Marge Simon @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    Very dark and superbly written.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Thank you AF and Julianne! Much appreciated!

  3. Love your rich imagery. There is such a wonderful, murderously decadent feel to this. Nice piece!

  4. christinasng says:

    Oh so beautiful and lyrical. Loved it, Marge!

  5. Marge Simon says:

    Thank you, Christina!

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