Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Sheikha A. @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

by Sheikha A.

blue flames gridlocked –
dragons birth – in a cove
of fountain and large trees,
he keeps her bare
like the skin of avenged
thorns, the flames have
aligned to the blast of
a howling galaxy
it is time to bring her alive –
many lovers – but one with
release; she slakes his jaw,
a mutable corpse
organs banish his veins,
creepers coil his residue,
her love intense like heat
in a dragon’s egg –
birth is without labour,
she pecks on their shells
the way his teeth fall,
outside is a glow-burst
tower; the candles crawl to
him – ghost lovers – charmed
pendulums dangling over his
body, his skull watches
her slithering to him, agile
like amiable trail of fire, she
of many concubines, his room
of dragons, nymph fork-
tails; their eyes wild berries,
blue streams on smoke-
limbs – the way he comes alight –
they watch as she mounts
Fiction © Copyright Sheikha A.
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More from author Sheikha A.:

Screen Shot 2019-12-17 at 10.57.17 AM.pngNyctophiliac Confessions:
Poems by Sheikha A. and Suvojit Banerjee

“The night is cold enough to inspire poetry,” says Sheikha A. in her poem, “Reading My Bones.” This is the basis of Nyctophiliac Confessions – poems that are introspective and luminal, poems that require a certain amount of silence and space to be fully formed and appreciated. Reading these poems, I imagined that they were the kind of poems that assert themselves unbidden during a bout of insomnia. (A nyctophiliac being someone who loves the night or loves darkness).

Nyctophiliac Confessions is the 17th installment of Praxis’ chapbook series and contains twenty-six poems written by two poets, Sheikha A. and Suvojit Banerjee, interspersed with abstract paintings by Robert Rhodes.

Available Here!


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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 Sheikha A. @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    An excellent poem.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    shades of surreal, a susurrus of shadows — powerful lines, Sheika!

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