Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Terrie Leigh Relf @TLRelf @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

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The Truth of Sunset Island
by Terrie Leigh Relf

Tourist season had just begun, and Todd and I were going to spend some quality time on Sunset Island. As locals, we participated in creating tall tales about the creatures that lay in wait to harm or devour unsuspecting tourists. The fishermen’s favorite was mutant fish and other creatures that lurked in the shallow marsh. Another favorite, which grew in proportion every summer, was the number of missing vacationers and pets. Here, the stories varied from abandoned campsites and dinghies to groups of hikers that had become lost while exploring the island’s
series of caves. Then there were all those empty leashes . . .
Both Todd and I agreed that it was good harmless fun, more or less. After all, we really did need the summer tourists to maintain our small community. Besides, most of the vacationers did listen and would glance at the island with a mixture of fear and regret. It was the other ones, though, that Todd, I, and our community paid particular attention to. Those were fair game . . .
The truth?
Sunset Island was our hunting and nesting ground and it was time to feed.
Fiction © Copyright Terrie Leigh Relf
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The Sisterhood of the Blood Moon

For thousands of Earth years, the Transgalactic Consortium has had a quiet interest in this planet and its inhabitants, the Haurans. While the Sisterhood of the Blood Moon works together with the Consortium and Haurans to maintain balance in the universe, the Blood Moon is fast approaching. The power of this moon reveals untold secrets . . . including a sacred covenant with the Mora Spiders. There is an ancient pact that needs to be honored—but at what cost and for whose purpose? The world may come to an end. But will there be a chance for a new beginning?

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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 Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Terrie Leigh Relf @TLRelf @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    Delightfully ominous.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    I loved the part about the empty leashes too! Good one, Terrie!

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