Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Rie Sheridan Rose @RieSheridanRose @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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The Dying of the Light

by Rie Sheridan Rose

She looked out through a tangled curtain of thin gray strands that had once been the red of banked embers. The night was cold, her breath dancing with the stars. Every step was a burden…but the end was in sight. Just beyond the ridge, she could rest. 
The lantern in her hand flickered in sympathy. It too was tired. Soon, it too would rest.
She struggled up the last hill. At the top, she could see a brilliant beacon, and she smiled sadly. Once, that had been she. 
Panting now, she forced her weary feet the last few meters. Her successor danced upon the ridge, eyes shining in joy and anticipation. 
Laughing with excitement the child said, “Happy New Year, Mother. You may rest now.”
With a sigh of release, she blew out the light.
Fiction © Copyright Rie Sheridan Rose
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

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More from Author Rie Sheridan Rose:

Skellyman

“I have always preferred the supernatural in tales of horror, the knot between life and death. Rie Sheridan Rose’s Skellyman is cool and creepy. Her first horror novel is a chilling read.” — Charlee Jacob – Stoker winner, Best novel, “Dread in the Beast”

Brenda Barnett is trying to cope with raising her four-year-old daughter all alone after an accident tore her family in half. As she and Daisy go for a much-needed treat, the little girl spots a Skellyman on the corner.

This pivotal encounter leads to a wave of mounting terror as Brenda’s life begins to come undone around her. Who is the Skellyman? Why does he keep appearing? Can the sympathetic policeman Brenda turns to stop the madness before it is too late?

And why does Daisy insist that her dead brother is trying to tell them something important?

Available on Amazon!

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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', 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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3 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Rie Sheridan Rose @RieSheridanRose @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A wonderful story.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Simple, effective! Bravo Rie Sheridan Rose!

  3. kathyree says:

    Very creative. I really like your descriptions.

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