Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author A.F. Stewart @scribe77 @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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by A.F. Stewart

Together. We built this house together. Stone and mortar, bone and blood.
Each one of you contributed so much. Gave all of yourself to make it a home. I remember your adoring eyes, the joy when I brought you here to see the foundations of our new house. Three times, and three beautiful women, standing in the moonlight on the edge of our new life, basking in the promise of love I swore to every one of you.
Then came the shock as the knife slipped between your ribs. I held each of you as you died, as your last breath exhaled. That’s what I said in my vows to you all, until death do us part. I  consecrated the foundation in your lifeblood, built the house over all your remains. Three bodies, three souls, three wives. I mourned and made this house a monument to you.
Yet, not even in death have you left me. No, you are still here in our house, in the stone, in the mortar. Sometimes at night, I can see your hollow eyes staring at me and hear your voices whispering in the dark. I smile. We will always be a family.
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More from A.F. Stewart:

Abandoned: 13 Tales of Impulse, Betrayal, Surrender, & Withdrawal

To act with abandon, in any sense of the word, is human. Whether it’s the sudden, strong urge to do something, either good or bad, or the act of betraying someone you love, we make choices that forever change our lives. Do you give into something or someone completely, or withdraw wholly into yourself? These thirteen stories run the gamut of emotions and express horror as you’ve never imagined it.

The story of a woman alone at the end of the world and the small lifeline she hopes will prove humanity still exists challenges the search for anything left behind after the death of a child. What if you hid a secret you’d thought no one else knew? Would its revelation spark the monster hiding within? A downward spiral into madness juxtaposes the ultimate, but impossible, (re)birth. Would you choose the frigid winds of winter over the warmth and safety of your lover’s arms?

Abandon hope, all who enter here…

Available on Amazon!


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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1 Response to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author A.F. Stewart @scribe77 @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. Charles Gramlich says:

    Dark and creepy, just the way I like ’em

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