The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Nina D’Arcangela
I lie in bed starin’ at that pressed tin ceilin’ every night. A comfort its scroll work has been to my addled mind as I wander down its pathways and off to sleep. As of late though, I been seein’ a figure in that tarnished metal, one that stares right back at me. Each eve, it grows clearer, the face more distinct. I ‘spose momma’s words were spoken true – the eyes are the mirror to the soul, ’cause these eyes, they’re deep and dark and evil, and in them, I see my own black core screamin’ to get out.
Fiction © Copyright Nina D’Arcangela
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