The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Ela Lourenco
Passed through as many hands
Cherished, adored, handled with utmost care.
We have brought many a smile
To faces where once were tears.
Angelic, pristine white, oh so long ago
Watching indulgently over each new baby girl
As the family did grow.
Until he came, the handsome man
Of obsidian eyes and charming smile
Slowly insinuating himself into the bosom
Of my charges.
For a while all was well
But after the wedding his true nature
My poor mistress was too deep caught in his spell
She saw too late what he truly was
Rivulets of red stained her pearlescent throat
As she desperately tried to protect her unborn child…
Fiction © Copyright Ela Lourenco
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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