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

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Eyes of the Beholder
by Marge Simon

It began with the eyeliner commercial.
Darlene was surfing the internet for beauty tips. The screen dropped down and an attractive young woman appeared. The camera focused on her eyes. How stunning they were, subtle yet sexy as hell!
“Gorgeous!” Darlene whispered.
“Wouldn’t you love to have eyes like mine?” breathed the beautiful woman.
“Oh yes!” Darlene was barely able to contain her excitement.
Until that moment, she had never thought seriously about using liner for her eyes. She was blessed with lustrous thick lashes, and had enjoyed many compliments on them. The vid clip demo made it look so easy. The liner was veggie-based, no animals were killed in the testing. Moreover, it was quite affordable. Darlene knew that once she applied this amazing eyeliner, her face would be transformed. Her eyes would be so enhanced as to bedazzle any guy she chose. When it arrived, she applied it carefully to the top and bottom lids. The effect was immediate. Her eyes were as glamorous as those of the woman in the commercial.
On the next day there was a new commercial about another beauty product starring the same model. “Wouldn’t you love to have skin like mine?”
“Oh yes, yes!” Darlene whispered, rushing a PayPal order for the cream (also veggie based, without harm to animals) that would make her skin “smooth and white as a statue made from Carrara marble.” When it arrived, she hurriedly applied it in front of a mirror. The effect was immediate, unexpected and permanent.
Trying to look on the positive side, Darlene was glad that at least she hadn’t spent money to get that new lipstick product (veggie based, no animals were killed in the testing). What vegetables could possibly have been in the skin lotion, anyway? No matter, a marble statue has no use for cosmetics.
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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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2 Responses to The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Marge Simon @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A cool story with a dark twist.

  2. Pingback: The Ladies of Horror Picture Prompt Challenge August 2019 {[All Authors]} – Lapsed Reality

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