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

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

Aug2020_Image02green-eyed crows
by Sheikha A.

she steps down her throne –
purple fractal astral walking
on thin sheets of snow;
her waters whisper scars
beneath sectors of humans
beyond skies of soul-bearing;
the nights of dreaming
in washed up driftwood,
the atoms of her battles
calcify like glass in fire,
she walks like a scarlet moon
splitting against wisps of grey;
the trees of her oceans
house phantom crows –
burnt corals under dimming
light – the jade of their eyes
watch from blindness,
their mouths like scry
opening to swallow clouds –
golden wisps of her soul;
wisps of her fate at the gates
of their voice, the noiseless
thumping of her soles
walking on shadow-shards,
sirens of hallows drape her
receding body; she washes
to the shore as secrets,
the kind meant to deafen.
Fiction © Copyright Sheikha A.
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

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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!

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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', 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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7 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Sheikha A. @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Such unique descriptions, Sheika A.! Your poetry quivers with otherworldly life.

  2. afstewart says:

    A superb poem.

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

  4. Great poem – that last stanza is so haunting.

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