Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Lydia Prime @LydiaPrime @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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In the Mind of a Monster
by Lydia Prime

I’ve walked the mortal realm for so long that I’d often forgotten where I came from. As I tiptoed through the nightmares of every living being, somehow I couldn’t shake the feeling that something awful was chasing me. I’d danced across the sandman’s dust and through the souls of the truly wicked, but even still, the foreboding sense that I was not the only intruder there who lingered.
Once more, I managed to dodge the light and darted into a corner shrouded by shadows. The constant need to look over my shoulder was driving me mad, but the night, the cover of darkness always kept me safe. Finally calm, I lay in wait for another’s slumber.
The time came at long last and a cool breeze hit my back as I started toward my next venture. I moved across the creaky floor boards and another chill ran up my spine – this night seemed different.
Close enough, my claws slid into their mind. Grinning, I devoured all the happiness and began to creep into its dreams. My descent was abruptly halted as I felt someone behind me. I spun around to catch the watcher only to find a tiny figure sitting on the windowsill. That wasn’t there before…
A bright white beacon smiling a coldly into the bleak night. I stood frozen, certain it would move. In that second, I could only think back to the monster stories I’d heard growing up. I never thought they were real until her sparkling eyes shifted from side to side then settled upon me. My hearts were in my throat, time stood still for what seemed like eons. She opened her mouth and a blinding light emitted from her, engulfing me. Before it ended I heard her say, “Good riddance.”
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More about Lydia Prime:

Lydia is that friendly monster under your bed just waiting for you to stick your limbs out from beneath the covers. She tends to frequent the nightmares others dare not tread. When she’s not trying to shred scraps of humanity from the unsuspecting, she writes stories and poems of the horror and dark fiction variety. She’s often found behind dreaded 800 numbers collecting souls.

Please visit Lydia on Facebook for more info. 


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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6 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Lydia Prime @LydiaPrime @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Good one, Erin!

  2. afstewart says:

    A splendid story.

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