Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Sotet_Angyal #LoH

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Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!


Hiding from Monsters
by Angela Yuriko Smith

I want to be the giant
towering over a cracked land
with splintered fingernails collecting stardust
and cumulus in my cuticles.
I want to be a titan
treading on parched earth
with no concern or care for tiny man
as I salt crops with my sweat.
I would tame Leviathan
and together swim the deep
slipping into the ever dark
and stirring volcanoes to life.
I would rather be a monster
—unfeeling, unaware—
then my soft, mortal self
salting only my smiles with tears.
How do I harden a bleeding heart?
Instead, I am here
tripping over the fragmented world
watching a spinning compass…
too small to pull down the heavens
too big to hide from monsters.
Fiction © Copyright Angela Yuriko Smith
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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 Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Sotet_Angyal #LoH

  1. afstewart says:

    Deeply evocative, and excellent.

  2. That is a beautiful poem – so poignant

  3. Marge Simon says:

    Outstanding, Angela! Place it for $$ is my wish!

  4. Pingback: The Ladies of Horror Picture Prompt Challenge June 2020 {[All Authors]} – Lapsed Reality

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