Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Rie Sheridan Rose @RieSheridanRose @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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Touch of Scarlett

by Rie Sheridan Rose

“Yes! There! Hold that pose!” I snapped a burst of shots.
God, she was gorgeous. What had I ever done to deserve a model like Scarlett? She listened to
every direction; she never talked back; and she was absolutely stunning to look at.
I reached over and adjusted the fall of her hair against the tiles. Classy. Artistic.
I just loved touching her…but I tried to keep it professional. Didn’t need the drama.
I was especially proud of the little jumpsuit I had found for her that just matched the tile. It was a bit difficult to get her into it, but in the end, I convinced her.
This was my finest shoot yet. That touch of red from the rose—a touch of scarlet for Scarlett—just added the pièce de résistance, as the French would say.
Too bad it was the last time I could use Scarlett as my model. Her personal hygiene was not the
best these days, and working in the cold she required made my fingers ache. I’d have to start looking
for a new model soon.
I hate to do it. I really like Scarlett. But make-up can only hide decomposition for so long.
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More from Author Rie Sheridan Rose:


“I have always preferred the supernatural in tales of horror, the knot between life and death. Rie Sheridan Rose’s Skellyman is cool and creepy. Her first horror novel is a chilling read.” — Charlee Jacob – Stoker winner, Best novel, “Dread in the Beast”

Brenda Barnett is trying to cope with raising her four-year-old daughter all alone after an accident tore her family in half. As she and Daisy go for a much-needed treat, the little girl spots a Skellyman on the corner.

This pivotal encounter leads to a wave of mounting terror as Brenda’s life begins to come undone around her. Who is the Skellyman? Why does he keep appearing? Can the sympathetic policeman Brenda turns to stop the madness before it is too late?

And why does Daisy insist that her dead brother is trying to tell them something important?

Available on Amazon!


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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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Rie Sheridan Rose @RieSheridanRose @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Good one, Rie!

  2. afstewart says:

    A great story, very sinister.

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