The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Marge Simon @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction #poem #poetry #poet

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The Color Purple

by Marge Simon

“I collect artists,” she says.
She wants three of me. One for the bedroom, one to tease and one to be nice to her vacuous friends. A crowd of flies haunts the drawing room. Brown spots on peaches. A room of scorched music and uncommon speech.
She admits she chose me for my smile and my purple tie. “A rich woman always bends toward a creative man,” she says. I grip the champagne flute too tightly. “Poor you,” she says, ministering to my wound with tweezers and a handkerchief of tears.
The skin around her eyes like cracks in Wedgewood china. So many lifts and still she’s down. She thinks that someday I’ll to paint her in the nude, careful to erase the years. Most bothersome is how she loves to show me off. Another cocktail afternoon swatting flies. She loves that part too. “Sarcasm is your style,” she says.
She insists that we do it her way. Champagne and candles. A rosebud curtained bed. All is orchestrated except me. A thing in her life that doesn’t quite work, doesn’t fit. But tonight, I had obtained a vial of Aconite. Just a few drops in her glass.
Our last toast together was indeed memorable, watching her gasp for air while turning a most exquisite shade of purple.
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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', 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 The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Marge Simon @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction #poem #poetry #poet

  1. Charles Gramlich says:

    Love this. So sensuous and wicked.

  2. afstewart says:

    A darkly terrific story.

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