Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Suzie Lockhart @SuzieNBruce2 @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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Appearances
by Suzie Lockhart

My performance deceived everyone
for so long
I hid behind dirty windows,
Ashamed of what I’d become inside
year upon year
of practiced dissimulation,
Stinging me into a silent façade,
making excuses
I ignored the darkness, tried to remember
Colors so bright, once blinding as
blind me they did.
Small things at first, pinholes of a darkness
piercing through
Colors bleeding down the walls,
Peeling away a paper heart
love was dying,
I refused to see, denied the truth
Until an endless void opened
my soul shuddered
Begging to be set free, from a love
Making me smaller, each passing day
colors now faded, muted gray
Blossoming like a black dahlia
I scream from the bottom,
To a world turned dark.
I never let you see
The pit of despair behind my masquerade,
I am lost forever now
But…finally free.
Fiction © Copyright Suzie Lockhart
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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1 Response to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Suzie Lockhart @SuzieNBruce2 @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A dark and poignant poem.

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