Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Melissa R. Mendelson @melissmendelson @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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On Nights Like These
by Melissa R. Mendelson

I found myself walking in a strange part of town.  I’m not sure where I was, but it was night.  And there was no moon, and on nights like these, I remember who I am.  We all do, and shadows hunched over burning barrels, crying hysterically.  My bare feet stumbled over the broken debris, trying to avoid shards of glass, but my feet were already black and bruised.  My eyes searched desperately for hope, for remembrance, but all I found was graffiti along the walls, our attempt to remember.  All we could do was grab onto fragments, pieces of a life now gone.  On nights like these, I know who I am, but these nights are not too often.  And I slip away.  We all do, and when tomorrow’s sun rises, there will be no love, no humanity.  Only pure primality, and we will live like animals.  We won’t recognize each other, and only the strong will survive.  When I awake again, if I were to awake again, would I find myself covered in someone else’s blood?  Would I be sorry that they were dead?  Part of me is, but that part is fading.  And I walk through this strange part of town.
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More from Melissa R. Mendelson:

nmkmmName’s Keeper  

I got a one-way ticket out of hell. All I need to do is drive across country with a body in the trunk and run miscellaneous errands, but a lot of those errands come with a heavy price. And if I lose the body in the trunk, then I have to go back, and I’ll be damned if I return down there. I will fight to stay here, even if there is no rest for those wicked.

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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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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Melissa R. Mendelson @melissmendelson @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A very evocative story.

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