The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Lydia Prime
Immobile, trapped beneath the weight of a thousand thoughts. Unable to feel my heart beat or my body move, anxiety surged through me but no cold sweat would break. Am I floating? Dreaming? I tried to scream but my lips wouldn’t move; betraying me so only a muffled hum escaped.
My chest did not rise, nor did it fall; I wasn’t breathing. The sting of tears welled up behind my eyes, finally something familiar, I welcomed the salty droplets – though they never spilled. My cheeks never dampened and my lips, traitors still, never quivered. Arms and legs failed me, my fingers and toes felt as if they’d been sewn together as one.
This abyss, this void I must have fallen into, overwhelmed my senses. Hardly aware of my surroundings, it occurred to me I had no idea what was before me, all around me, are my eyes even open? Worse thoughts penetrated my already rampant mind, what if I’m not alone? What if it’s not just dark? If I could feel my limbs, I’m sure I would be shaking.
Without warning, a crash of light and sound. Lightening? Thunder? Where am I?! More noise followed by a blinding light; my paper prison now gone. As my eyes adjusted, I peered through the glossy barrier at the giants who grabbed for my box. The smallest of the creatures shook me up and down with the most sinister grin I’d ever seen.
“Welcome home, Molly!” It squealed before tossing me aside.
Molly? I questioned silently as I landed with a thud.
Fiction © Copyright Lydia Prime
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More about Lydia Prime:
Lydia grew up in a small, ‘Mayberry,’ sort of town, in New Jersey. She thoroughly enjoys gummy bears and laughing through the darkest depths of life. More often than not, she writes about demons and monsters, however, being a recovering addict tends to turn inner demons into fearsome foes to be fought beyond the constraints of the mind. ‘Sometimes,’ she states, ‘what’s inside, is scarier than anything reality throws at you.’
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