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

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

Three Deaths
by Angela Yuriko Smith

First Death comes…
tender unfolding halts
With sudden realization
that forever eventually
finishes and youth
is a trick of mirrors.
First Death sits
on your shoulder
for a a lifespan
Second Death comes…
ebbing pulse fades, singing
a lullaby of goodbye
as papery skin peels away
with a sudden realization
that it’s time for new luggage
to visit new horizons.
Second Death sits
at your empty place
filling the space
with a lack of you.
Third Death comes…
the last time your name
is spoken, words vanishing
in empty air, you evaporating
with them. Nothingness
falls over what was you.
Third Death sits
between the minutes
it takes to be unremembered
as your name is exhaled
from the last lips to ever
speak it.
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:

    Sublime, evocative and fantastic.

  2. Charles Gramlich says:

    Very nice. I particularly love that last stanza

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