The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Nina D’Arcangela
The hunger overwhelms. Captured in this carapace, I cannot roam, explore, hunt; it is a death without the privilege of dying to be enslaved deep in the croan’s woods. I wandered here what seems eons ago. A creature of flight, I fought for those today’s man would only credit as legend. A mighty warrior? Perhaps not, but a worthy one without doubt. She ensnared me with a simple goat tethered to a tree. It seems too easy, I know, but the hunger was upon me then as it is now. I serve her will; a shackled mutt in this glade. The hunger grows stronger by the day, her cruelty more cunning with each visit. I am forbidden her flesh by ancient law scribed upon parchment long scattered to the winds, though I believe I may accept punishment willingly for the pleasure of sinking my teeth into her flesh. The crack of a branch, I smell rot; she comes.
Fiction © Copyright Nina D’Arcangela
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