Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Ashley Davis @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

Syncope in a Fugue State
by Ashley Davis

My name is Elizabeth. My face is the wrong shape now and I don’t know why. I recognize recognition, but I don’t see the truth in it.
The shadow birds follow me, but not my eyes. Sometimes they’re two and sometimes they’re one, but I know they’re really the same thing. Always changing form. But we’re safe inside the house. I don’t know how I know that.
They want me to go to the water. I can fly with them under the water. I won’t. I don’t know if I’m dreaming. The sand is made of silicates and the birds aren’t really birds. The sky is dark and the waves are too loud, but I don’t know where it is. My feet are the only things that feel real. I know I’m at home but reality feels like a ghost now.
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Poetry by Ashley Davis can be found featured in the fall 2017 issue of
The Horror Zine


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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5 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Ashley Davis @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. I like the intense emotion here… nice post!

  2. afstewart says:

    Very creepy, loved it.

  3. Ashley Davis says:

    Thanks for the replies! At least two more in this series are coming soon. They’re written from a dissociative state I go into after neurocardiogenic syncope episodes from my nerve disorder. It’s not dangerous and it’s not dissociative personality disorder, just a little trick of the hippocampus allowing me to be two people at once. Fun neurological phenomenon!

  4. That’s so cool! And reading your comment makes it all the more interesting!!

  5. christinasng says:

    Gorgeously lyrical!!

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