Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Melissa R. Mendelson @melissmendelson @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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The Old Man in My Dreams
by Melissa R. Mendelson

We passed by this old decayed house on Mansion Ridge one afternoon, and ever since, I started to have this strange dream. In my dream, I would be sitting on a blue chair, and the room was thrown into shadow. There seemed to be a window on the far side, but I couldn’t see it. Still, sunshine fell upon a pot full of yellow flowers on a coffee table, and the flowers were singing. Their songs made me sad, and I would always start crying too. As I cried, this old man slowly stepped out of the wall. His skin was reminiscent of dead leaves; his fingers were like thorns. He rubbed my back as I cried, but not out of kindness. At his touch, my skin began to yellow, and my legs folded together turning green. I found myself singing such a sad song; the song that I would now sing for all eternity.
Fiction © Copyright Melissa R. Mendelson
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

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More from Melissa R. Mendelson:

Better Off Here 

We always look to the greener pastures, thinking our lives would be so much better over there, but if we were over there, what if all we wanted was to go back? Instead, we found ourselves trapped with the darker side to our fears.

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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 graveyards. Nina is co-owner of Sirens Call Publications, 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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1 Response to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Melissa R. Mendelson @melissmendelson @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A wonderfully dark story.

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