The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Nina D’Arcangela
Worshiped as a false God? There is nothing false about me. I existed long before the putrescence that adorns itself with my glitter ever slugged across this rock. They drape themselves in my shine, peacock like raging fools weighed down with mere scraps. Scavengers, that’s what they are; savages. They pluck the tiniest morsels from a river bed and clamor fortune. A simple vein turns the most humble man to such foolery he’ll give up all in hopes of more. They wage war over my cast-offs as if they have any concept of worth and the true power it brings. Perhaps I’ll show them a lick of what they greed for; perhaps I’ll churn enough of myself liquid to join my molten cousin and take pleasure in petrifying their frail bodies for future generations to ogle. Let them squawk of false gods then.
Fiction © Copyright Nina D’Arcangela
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from Nina D’Arcangela:
It’s time to let the monsters loose!
For this book, we collected stories of monsters doing epic battle with other monsters! The beasts could be classical by design with a unique twist, or they could be spawned straight from the author’s imagination. The only rule: there must be a clear-cut winner at the end of each story; one of the creatures had to die!
Some of the stories in this collection pit a single monster against another, while others are all-out gang warfare. Some are campy, some serious, but all a fight for the ages!
It’s time to get your game face on for twelve tales worthy of the title Monster Brawl!
**No monsters were hurt in the writing of these stories**