The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Sonora Taylor
Walk outside and feel her glare.
Drown as you breathe in the air.
Fire in the wind today
As Sola’s anger makes its way
Across the sky and to the land
Where all beneath crumble to ash.
A tepid morning boiled down
By Sola watching, molten frown
Upon her face. A demon spurned
By moonlit angels, quarter turned.
They left, and left us to her light
And now dear Sola gives a fright
When over hills, she rises fierce
And through our skin her eyes will pierce.
Fiction © Copyright Sonora Taylor
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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Cara Vineyard lives a quiet life in rural North Carolina. She works for an emerging brewery, drives her truck late at night, and lives with her mother on a former pumpkin farm. Her mother is proud of her and keeps a wall displaying all of Cara’s accomplishments.
Cara isn’t so much proud as she is bored. She’s revitalized when she meets Jackson Price, a pharmacist in Raleigh. Every day they spend together, she falls for him a little more — which in turn makes her life more complicated. When Cara goes on her late-night drives, she often picks up men. Those men tend to die. And when Cara comes back to the farm, she brings a memento for her mother to add to her wall of accomplishments.
Cara’s mother loves her no matter what. But she doesn’t know if Jackson will feel the same — and she doesn’t want to find out.