The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Tiffany Michelle Brown @TiffeBrown @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

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Aug2020_Image01His Terrible Anatomy 
by Tiffany Michelle Brown

She sees him everywhere.
Always on the periphery,
A whisper, a smudge, a glimpse.
Captured forever in sepia tones,
A memory that just won’t quit.
As the film develops,
She wonders which part of him will reveal itself.
A dismembered limb,
The cleft in his chin,
The sharp curve of his ear.
She remembers each part of him intimately.
She touched every inch ,
All above and all beneath.
He wants her to remember
Her lovely dissection,
The moment she separated them forever.
If he didn’t, he wouldn’t keep showing up,
Screaming from the sidelines,
Trying to get in the last word,
As he always did in life.
She keeps the box of photos under her bed,
A collection of him,
A map
She’ll never chart again.
He haunts her now,
With every click,
Every whir,
Reminding her of his terrible anatomy.
She waits for the pieces of him
To emerge from the images
And reassemble into a vengeful wraith.
She wonders if ghosts can push
And pull
And slap
And cut,
Just as humans can.
But she never finds out.
His parts remain in the box
Beneath her bed,
And the house they once shared
Is better
Without him in it.
Fiction © Copyright Tiffany Michelle Brown
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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 The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Tiffany Michelle Brown @TiffeBrown @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A terrific poem.

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

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