Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Bailey Hunter @DarkRecesses @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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Death’s Miracle
by Bailey Hunter

It started like any regular day. Or so the world thought. Then the news started trickling in about miracles of life– reverence followed closely on its heels.
By midday the news had spun those miracles into panic, as news is wont to do. After all, the motto had been “If it bleeds, it leads” for so long, but now, on this day, bleeding meant nothing. No one died, no matter how much blood was shed. Soldiers across the planet shot and bombed, only to live to scream the tale from metal flayed bodies. Heart attacks, car accidents, and even plain old age took not one life. Within twelve hours almost everyone knew that death was no longer a concern.
Like a dark little seed an idea grew, twisted and poisonous. No death, no real consequences. 
Some saw the joy in it, but many more saw it as an opportunity to exact the most violent revenge they could imagine on whomever they felt earned their wrath. By end of day, the bloodshed was beyond anything the world had seen since its existence. No death, but plenty of pain. The streets were stained with years of anger and fear that had been pent up.  What should have been death had become torture in a few short hours.
Scientists flooded the airways with speculation, as did the conspiracy theorists. Governments worldwide scrambled to try and get some control over things…but they were the centre of so much rage.  Many fell victim to the pandemonium before they could form a thought. Some learned how many times they could be shot in a single day by their own staff. Others discovered they couldn’t out run a machete wielded by their most trusted advisors.
By the time day turned to night, the world had devolved into pure chaos. Hospitals were overrun, many unable to function as there was no safe space anymore. Others hid from it all, grateful for one more day with a loved one, while equally terrified that someone with a grudge would come tear down their doors with destruction in their hearts.
No one looked forward to tomorrow.
They will never know the reason, but I do. It was a miracle, just not the kind they expected– certainly not one any of us were prepared for. 
Death gave birth today and nothing will ever be the same.
Fiction © Copyright Bailey Hunter
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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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3 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Bailey Hunter @DarkRecesses @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. What a wonderful concept, and chillingly put-across!

  2. afstewart says:

    Wickedly chilling.

  3. Bailey Hunter says:

    Thank you. It was fun.

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