The Ladies of Horror
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In God’s Name
by Ela Lourenco
Where I come from, I know not. Left, mere days old, on the Church’s steps. The good, kind nuns did take me in. Women of all ages, mothers to me all, treating me as the daughter they would never have.
I played hide and seek in the cloisters, spent many a happy day helping with the herb garden. Cook always snuck me fresh cookies from the oven and I never went to bed without a night-time story. I was loved, I was safe, surrounded by love in the house of our Father.
I wish it could have stayed thus forever. I wish curiosity had not reared its serpentine head. I wish I had never strayed into the forbidden underground crypt. I did not want to cause them harm, these kind loving mothers of mine but something entered me in that cavern… something dark and hideous. One minute I was there and then the next… I stood in the Church hall, dazed, confused, the kitchen knife in my hand dripping with red.
Fiction © Copyright Ela Lourenco
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