The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Ela Lourenco
Rotting fish, decaying flesh
Scummy foam in verdant seas
Bloated corpses bobbing around
Air pungent with stench of disease
The humans came with cities of metal
And ever-improving technologies
But the sickness came and swept right through
With the chant of mumbled eulogies
Everything is toxic and polluted
They poisoned all they touched
But I and my brethren will remain
Immune, as we feast on our lunch…
Fiction © Copyright Ela Lourenco
Image courtesy of Nina D’Arcangela
More from Ela Lourenco:
Katra is a Fae Hunter in a world once ravaged by a terrible war. Having lost all memory of her childhood and rightful identity, her duty is now to protect the tentative peace brokered by the varying races of the supernatural world. When an evil darkness begins to spread, draining young witches of their power, Katra must find a way back to her true past in order to save the future.
Enduring many trials as ever-increasing powers awaken within her, Katra must also struggle with the mixed emotions her new partner, Blade – a Black Dragon – is rousing within her. Together they must battle the shadows that plan to devour the world they know and prevent its decent into another thousand-year war.
Can Katra hold onto her strength as the truth of her very being begins to unravel? Can she bear the weight that ancient prophecy has placed on her young shoulders? Or is her destiny to regain her true self, only to lose the world she is sworn to protect?
A great poem.