Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Kathleen McCluskey @KathleenMcClus4 @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

by Kathleen McCluskey

Oh, how I remember my younger days of frolicking in the tall grass and sun with my childhood friends. Those friends that have returned to dust and only I keep them alive in my mind. As I lie here and reminisce of my innocence in those days I begin to realize that my life has turned into a calamity compared to those carefree times. My prepubescent dreams were shattered by time and the fateful day that I met George.
George was a charismatic, fast talking boy whose family farm was adjacent to ours. He and I had an instant chemistry that never faded even through high school drama. I remember his car and how we would sit and listen to the radio, our feet out the windows and our hands intertwined. He was my first and only love. He changed my life and my destiny forever. I lost more than my virginity with him. Now, I lay here along with him and wonder what my life and my death would have looked like if George had never graced my existence.
I miss seeing the sunrise, I miss seeing it set. I am resigned to a life in darkness. It is time for George and I to open our eyes and our caskets. It is time to feed. I am hungry, no, I am thirsty. A thirst that is never quenched, no matter how many lives I take. This life is no life. I want it to end, I do not want to be a creature of the night any longer. I think this more and more often as the decades pass me by. I have these thoughts daily then we go out into the crisp darkness and I feel rejuvenated. I run my tongue over my large fangs as George and I spot our next targets. We will feed, and feed well.
Fiction © Copyright Kathleen McCluskey
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More from Kathleen McCluskey:

The Long Fall: Book 1: The Inception of Horror

Lucifer always cunning and intelligent challenges father to a battle of wits. Being the angel of light he casts a judgemental eye upon mankind. He begins a war with his fellow archangels and God. Michael, along with his siblings defend their home and mankind from their deranged brother. Broad swords and hand to hand combat drench heaven in blood. The four apocalyptic steeds are released, each having their own destructive power. Betrayal and lust are at biblical levels. Understand the very creation of evil and the consequenses that transpire in the first of THE LONG FALL series.

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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 Kathleen McCluskey @KathleenMcClus4 @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Poor narrator.blaming everything on poor George! Neither of them need worry about Covid. There’s plenty of “food” and she can fly as a bat. Good one!

  2. afstewart says:

    A terrific story.

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

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