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

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The Departure
by Marge Simon

Devout he’s been raised, full knowing
Our feelings about war, with all its violence.
Long we pleaded with him, but he’d hear none of it.
“I must serve our country,” he said,
then brown eyes shining, resolute,
showed us his papers of commitment.
I have packed his carryall
with postage, pens and cards,
as if he’ll spend time writing us,
though I know young men in uniform
have little care for letters home,
still, a mother’s efforts count.
Father loads his heavy trunk,
ensuring all his needs for limbs and torso.
Last to go inside we place his head,
with a tin of fudge – his favorite snack,
and top it with his tongue, for savoring
throughout the long Hereafter.
Fiction © Copyright Marge Simon
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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:

    Quietly creepy, a terrific poem.

  2. Charles Gramlich says:


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