The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Kathleen McCluskey
Kim stepped onto the streets of Siagon, looking for her next Jon. She looked around and was astonished to see that the streets were void of life. The desolate cobble stone shone brightly in the moonlight. The fresh rain made everything smell new. No people, no dogs or cats not even an insect was buzzing about. She shrugged her shoulders and began to walk. She was not concerned about the man that the papers called, “The Ripper”.
As she walked she could hear the heels of her shoes echoing through the empty stores and abandoned streets. She paused and could hear the echoes from another’s gait. She looked nervously around and could see the dark figure silhouetted against the lunar light. She searched the store fronts for solace but all had been closed for the night.
The figure stepped closer and she could see his massive blade shimmering in the radiance from the celestial body. She retreated into the shadows hoping that he did not see her. She wanted desperately to get away from this crazed stranger. She began to think about her life choices and the results that led her to a life of prostitution. She remembered her youth and thought to herself, “I could have been something great.” She peeked around a corner to see if the stranger was still there. To her surprise he had fled. She began to run.
Her flight was halted when the ripper’s hand came out of the darkness and grabbed her by the throat. He lifted her into the air and rammed his massive blade into her stomach. She could hear a large heavy sigh come from him as the blade came out of her back. He dropped her and began his work of dismembering her and leaving her parts in the streets of Siagon.
Fiction © Copyright Kathleen McCluskey
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