Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Sotet_Angyal #LoH

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

by Angela Yuriko Smith

She descended to see
the disorderly ravens at play
and vowed to improve them.
Her purity—
all white and starlight—
contrasted starkly
against the sharp chaos
of inky, ruffled wing.
She resolved
to homogenize
expecting gratitude
and servitude
for her grace.
But ravens are not impressed
by manners and fancy dress
and they regarded her
with beady eyes
that calculated her weight
by the beakful.
she sang in heavenly tones—
dulcet vibrations meant
to inspire adoration
incline toward organization
and subdue.
But ravens are not impressed
by pretty notes and silken tress.
They pecked away at her
noble cause and found
her company to be a treat.
They resolved
to free her
of perfumed flesh
good intentions
and false obligations.
Her raw bones—
bleeding and honest—
contrasted starkly
against the feigned perfection
of her previous eternity.
She ascended to see
the orderly angels dismayed
and vowed to improve them.
Fiction © Copyright Angela Yuriko Smith
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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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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Sotet_Angyal #LoH

  1. afstewart says:

    Wonderfully dark.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    I really like this one, Angela! Hope you submit it to a good market!

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