The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Marge Simon @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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The Pose
by Marge Simon

I am on my back. Dominick has arranged my beautiful chestnut hair, spread it out like a fan. I wait quietly on the smooth cool cushion, just as I am told. He places my arms and legs just so. Drapes my right arm over my abdomen and puts a long-stemmed rose in my hand. “Don’t move, beautiful,” he said. “I’ll be right back.” That had to be over an hour ago. I try to get up, but I can’t move.
He must have given me something to make me stay like this. I remember feeling a sharp prick when he put the rose in my hand, but my face was turned away. Should I be afraid? But he’s a friend of a friend. She wouldn’t put me in danger. Maybe Dominick does this to all his models. He’s supposed to be a big name in photographers, that’s what she told me. Besides, he promised me a fortune for a few hours work, more than I’ve ever made modeling. Yes, so what if I skipped going to Uncle Ross’s funeral for this job! Uncle was old and fat, even if he did give me some great birthday presents. Mummy will have a hissy fit because I wasn’t there, but she’ll get over it. I try to think of pleasant things, like what I’ll do with the money from this job. There’s that darling dress at Chico’s … heels to match.
At last I hear footsteps. Dominick kneels to talk, his face all smiles. He has a knife in his hand and he strokes my throat. “This is a gift from your Uncle Ross, my dear. He said if you weren’t there for his funeral, I was to use it.”
It suddenly occurs to me that I can’t even scream.
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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 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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1 Response to The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Marge Simon @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A terrific story.

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