The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Tawny Kipphorn
Razor sharp steel pressing against flesh
Eyes once so bright, now black as coal
The cold blooded’s bask in the memory of their crimes.
Faces seared into gray matter
The echoes of their screams from within these walls
The final luxury before their execution.
Every last strand has fallen upon this floor
And with the erosion of time
So has fallen every tear for every drop of blood.
Though the inhabitants have long expired
And the very foundation continues to decay
This place remains very much alive.
For every life that has entered here
Another one has ended here
And sometimes.. you can still hear their cries.
Fiction © Copyright Tawny Kipphorn
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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Fall—a season as beautiful as it is foreboding. A Shadow of Autumn takes you back to childhood nostalgia while peeling away the mask to reveal things that haunt your worst nightmares. Within these pages, you’ll find the usual denizens of the holiday—demons, witches, ghosts, and bloodsuckers—along with strange and unknown creatures lurking everywhere from innocuous cornfields and pumpkin patches to basement hatches and high school dances. These fourteen tales of fall magic and Halloween horrors will keep you looking over your shoulder long after the last light of October has waned. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…
I love how this poem paints such a vivid, haunting and chilling image right to the end. 🙂