The Ladies of Horror
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by Kathleen McCluskey
Sheena spotted the hooded figure lurking near the alley, in and out of view. She walked a little faster. The shadowy specter was closer. She ran, no fled, to her car; to the safety, to the security. A large sigh of relief washed over her as she closed her car door and locked it. She brushed the sweat laden hair from her forehead. Panic stricken she looked around the dimly lit parking lot. She did not see her pursuer and headed for her apartment.
Nervously she looked around the concrete and steel jungle of the apartment’s parking lot and bolted for her front door. Fumbling with her keys she frantically tried to get her key in the lock. That’s when her world went black.
She woke to soft singing, and yawned. It was then that she realized she was tied down onto a surgical gurney. She tried to look around but her head was restrained. She began to scream. And scream. Hysterical at this point as soft voice came to her, “Hello, Sheena.” Her eyes were bulging out as she tried to calm herself down. “I’ve been watching you and you will finally complete my collection.” She could feel the bed begin to tilt upright and her eyes were met with a ghastly sight. In all stages of decomposition the remains of six other women hung on the wall like art. He removed his hood and walked amongst the dead. He stroked each one on the arm as he brushed by them. He was loving his creation. He turned, “These are my seven deadly sins. As you can see, one is still missing. I have chosen you as lust. I’ve watched you and I see how you wield sex like a weapon.” He twitched his neck and let out a shrill scream. Placing his fingers on his forehead he sighed and regained his composure. He handed her a red rose and began.
Fiction © Copyright Kathleen McCluskey
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