Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Sotet_Angyal #LoH

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Post Consumer
by Angela Yuriko Smith

came too late.
Death had passed…
kissing blistered skin
hushing pained cries
soothing all the pains
with forever sleep.
We slipped beneath
the acrid smog, smoke
and smelters to dream of
greener places and no
tumors in the morning…
…because there are no
mornings—not for us.
We were laid to waste
by our waste. The apocalypse
was not fire and brimstone
singing angels and flaming sword.
It was slow, seeping death
sinking into the pores, spores
of progress propelling us
and expelling us.
Consumers gone
because repentance
came too late.


Fiction © Copyright Angela Yuriko Smith
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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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4 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Sotet_Angyal #LoH

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  2. afstewart says:

    A fantastic and chilling poem.

  3. Marge Simon says:

    We must continue to champion the need to stop pollution and focus on saving our precious planet! Good one for the cause, Angela!

  4. Steve Dillon says:

    A Sombre response to a tragic situation – well-said, sadly.

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