Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Christina Sng @ChristinaSng @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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One Dark Night
by Christina Sng

Our bags are packed,
Waiting like sentinels
By the front door
Where twins stand,
Hand in hand, half asleep,
Half a foot in dreams.
He has passed out
Drunk yet again
With bloody fists.
I’ve long given up
On him ever changing,
My face battered
Black and blue
Enough times
To never forget it.
I can only start anew
With my crone powers
Slowly awakening.
My fingertips tingle
With a lightning crackle.
I touch the door,
Watching it blaze
With azure fire
As it tears open a portal
Into an emerald-green planet,
Full of cotton candy clouds
And crystal clear ponds
Floating beside them
On languid leafy pads,
Magic carpets in the air.
The twins do not hesitate.
Their eyes light up
And each picks up a suitcase.
“Let’s go, Momma,”
They plead with eager eyes.
“It must be better
On the other side.”
I nod,
Clasping their hands.
We take a deep breath
And step into the portal.
It is as magical as I imagined.
I turn back to close
The barrier between
Our worlds forever
But first, I send through
A sprinkling of silver stardust,
Imploding the house

As the portal seals shut.

Fiction © Copyright Christina Sng
Image courtesy of Nina D’Arcangela
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More from Christina Sng:

A Collection of Nightmares

Hold your screams and enter a world of seasonal creatures, dreams of bones, and confessions modeled from open eyes and endless insomnia. Christina Sng’s A Collection of Nightmares is a poetic feast of sleeplessness and shadows, an exquisite exhibition of fear and things better left unsaid. Here are ramblings at the end of the world and a path that leads to a thousand paper cuts at the hands of a skin carver. There are crawlspace whispers, and fresh sheets gently washed with sacrifice and poison, and if you’re careful in this ghost month, these poems will call upon the succubus to tend to your flesh wounds and scars.
These nightmares are sweeping fantasies that electrocute the senses as much as they dull the ache of loneliness by showing you what’s hiding under your bed, in the back of your closet, and inside your head. Sng’s poems dissect and flower, her autopsies are delicate blooms dressed with blood and syntax. Her words are charcoal and cotton, safe yet dressed in an executioner’s garb.
Dream carefully.
You’ve already made your bed.
The nightmares you have now will not be kind.
And you have no one to blame but yourself.

Available on Amazon!


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 Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Christina Sng @ChristinaSng @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A darkly poignant and excellent poem.

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