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

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Heavens Door
by Marge Simon

He doesn’t remember how he got here,
yet there is a staircase behind him,
so he figures he must have climbed up
and can return down the stairs,
but they fade and disappear.
It is very hot on this level.
The floor is spotless, and
the air reeks of pine oil disinfectant.
There are three doors before him.
One opens to let in a blinding light,
When he covers his eyes,
he is immediately aware
of agonized shrieks and moans
that issue from its source.
The next door is painted white.
Someone has tried to break into it,
the wood has been dented
as if by the pounding of fists.
The handle will not turn
and comes away in his hand.
The third door slowly opens,
a blackness thick with portent,
the music of an oboe lures,
a daunting challenge he cannot deny,
for there must be a reason he’s here.
He plunges forward
into the core of that unholy Dark,
which is when the voices begin,
surrounding his mind, shredding his identity,
as he realizes why the Afterlife remains unknown
and prays his death will be complete.
Fiction © Copyright Marge Simon
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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', 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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3 Responses to The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Marge Simon @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    Very creepy and ominous, a terrific poem

  2. I like a poem that leaves me thinking, and this does just that. So much mystery nesting in such sweetly sharp verse… I love it!

  3. Great poem, Marge! I love all the doors and how they may be blocked or opened – and where they may or may not lead. I used to have recurring nightmares for decades off-and-on with this type of scenario. Needless to say, I’m flashing about al those!

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