Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Sotet_Angyal #LoH

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Like Clockwork
by Angela Yuriko Smith

Five pistons pounding
a migraine rhythm
of staccato blues
on grey matter
blinding her.
Four rejection injectors
loaded with toxic words
and deceptive perceptions
throwing up false projections
of herself to herself.
Three relentless gears
turning on expectations
synchronized schedules
twisting good intentions
grinding muses to dust.
Two copper springs
coiling tighter and brighter
around the keys to
the kingdom. Good girls
don’t ask questions.
One clockwork brain
operating with false pretense
that everything is fine…
everything is fine…
everything is…
…fine.
Fiction © Copyright Angela Yuriko Smith
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

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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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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Sotet_Angyal #LoH

  1. afstewart says:

    Eerie and ominous.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Excellent! Perfect for the image, and perfect without it too! Brava!

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