The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Elizabeth H. Smith
Nature took in her unburied remains with loving embrace. Roots held firm; time bonded them. Life cradled death in its gentle arms. The secret place—a mother’s grave, visited each year by an ever-mourning daughter. She stared into empty sockets while telling news of life gone by. With each anniversary things changed, and for each new ring inside the old tree, she left something behind to keep Mama company.
Fiction © Copyright Elizabeth H. Smith
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About Elizabeth H. Smith:
Elizabeth H. Smith is a storyteller who writes while trying to keep her cat off the keyboard. The musical group, Rasputina is her muse. She was born in the state of New York and would never feel at home anywhere else.
Sanatorium, mental ward, psychiatric hospital – they’re all the same. Places where the infirm, the crazy, and the certifiable go for treatment… Or what passes for ‘treatment’.
This is a collection of stories of bedlam taking place within the padded walls of an institution. Stories of experiments gone wrong, patients revolting against the staff, or even the deranged doings of those charged with giving care. They are sick, depraved, and atrocious – the type of stories that rarely reach the light of day.
Are you brave enough to crawl inside the minds of the thirteen authors who wrote these tales… Or are you afraid you’ll be locked up for peeking?
Featuring the talents of:
Delphine Boswell, Alex Chase, Sean Conway, Megan Dorei, A.A. Garrison, Tom Howard, Russell Linton, Suzie Lockhart and Bruce Lockhart 2nd, Jennifer Loring, Sergio Palumbo, Joseph A. Pinto, and D.M. Smith
*This book is a collection of similarly themed yet varying fictitious short stories from multiple authors.