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

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by Sheikha A.

She levels in notions of power –
her hair has turned white as fur
of snow-deprived mount-peaks;
the old sage told her she would
lose the fecundity of her mind
(devil-leaden levels of her power),
she would be debunked to mate
with the corridors of her notions
(she resides between prophecies,
that she is bearer and harbinger),
and would birth dead foetuses
on beds of spirits that came back
for her. She says she is a swan
on waves of fire, on pure waters
of a place reserved to receive
her like a queen – notions of mad
dreams coming to her as fortune-
telling; the world is a diseased orb
in the pulse of festering hearts.
She sent worms to blood for food
of those she decreed faithless;
the old sage told her she would
be traded in flesh by her nemesis,
and her children would be born
as shadows looming over her bed,
the same throne she delivered
as sentences of illnesses to others;
and her body would carry bruises
of brutal pleasures until her notions
showed her the doorway to hell.
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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!



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

  1. afstewart says:

    Wonderfully disturbing and creepy, I loved it.

  2. Sheikha A. says:

    Thank you, as ever, afstewart, for reading and appreciating 💜🙂

  3. Marge says:

    Gripping! Good one, Sheika A!

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