The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Marge Simon @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

Schoolhouse Door
by Marge Simon

Has a big brass latch;
a feathery trail of scratches
mark its passage.
Outside we could hear them pecking rata-tat-tat on the window. Louder and louder it got. I kept my eyes on Sarah. She was whispering to Miss Hayworth, rubbing her back. We were all getting pretty antsy by now. Sarah brought her a glass of water. Miss Hayworth took a sip and wiped her eyes with a tissue. She stood and cleared her throat.
“Time to go home, children. Line up. Don’t rush. We will take our time walking to the road. Your parents will be there to pick you up. Today it’s early dismissal.” She pauses and tries to smile. “Today is a very good day!”
Bobby Joe was at the back of the line by the window. He swiped open the curtains. The sky was full of a million birds. There were so many, you couldn’t see the sun anymore. It was like midnight outside.
Her hand trembles
as the catch clicks,
the door swings wide.
Fiction © Copyright Marge Simon
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More from Marge Simon:


The Demeter Diaries
by Marge Simon and‎ Bryan D. Dietrich

‘The Demeter Diaries’ is a record of love and longing and the inevitable horror that arises between the minds of Mina Harker and Vlad Dracula as they court one another in waking dreams. The dialogue, written in both poetry and prose, imagines a psychic connection that develops between the two even before Dracula arrives in England. As Dracula makes his way from Transylvania to Whitby on the doomed ship Demeter, the two would-be lovers transmit their thoughts across the waves and lands that separate them, alternately wooing and terrifying one another with the idea of love eternal and all the dark delicacies necessary to ensure it. Front cover art by Wendy Saber Core, interior illustrations by Luke Spooner.

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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 The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Marge Simon @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    Very ominous. A great story.

  2. Sheikha A. says:

    I agree with afstewart, goosebumps raising ominous!

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