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

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

Against the Clock
by Melissa R. Mendelson

The corridor was longer than they had said, and every door was crooked.  The floor was slippery, and the ceiling was too low, threatening to crush me.  I slid with every step.  My breath caught in my chest.  My hands grabbed at the pale walls, melting into its white.  My body was tired, but I pushed forward, bent on the ticking.  I couldn’t let the alarm sound because if it did, then it was over.  The world would end, taking us with it, and I could finally see the open door at the end of the corridor.  It wasn’t that far, but it felt like miles away.  And I quickened in pace as the ticking counted down, and I was almost there.  But almost does not count.  I pushed forward.  My hands reached in front of me.  I could peer into that room now, that room that would determine all our fates.  That room looked like nothing, but there was the damn clock.  One more step.  One more mile.  I was going to make it.  I was going to save us, but then I slipped.  My body crashed to the floor, nearly knocking me unconscious, but I fought to stay awake.  And I crawled, staring into that room, begging for more time.  Please, just give me one more minute.  The alarm went off.    
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More from Melissa R. Mendelson:
In Jellyfish We Trust
(Audio Horror/Sci-Fi Story) 

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Available Here!



Issue #40 of The Sirens Call – As Summer Leaves, Autumn Falls
Stories of disaster influenced by horrific intent.

Whether it be Mother Nature’s wrath or a devilish ghoul, a sprite most wicked or a stumbling fool, tell us a tale of disaster that happens as summer ends and autumn begins.

We are looking for stories, flash fiction and poetry of horrific happenings that take place in the summer months that lead into fall. As long as the piece is primarily horror/dark fiction, we’d love to see it!

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

  1. afstewart says:

    Loved it.

  2. Pingback: Ladies of Horror for July |

  3. Marge Simon says:

    This is like one very bad dream! Nicely written, Melissa!

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