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

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Oct_Image04Pluto in Scorpio
by Sheikha A.

They called her Pluto;
she was Persephone
holding love like thunder
in the sway of her hips.
She fell like purple flames
from the sky into the womb
of fire; death lit her body
in green spears of life.
She exploded as meteorite
landing in the arms of Hades
like destruction – nurturing –
clear quartz of seduction.
She walked rings of death,
footprints sparking embers
in the earth of ice – sheer
as cold pearls snatched
from their oysters’ mouths.
She burned in love
like a spiritless shroud,
black as moonless nights,
her skin shimmered blue
against stars defying her
beauty; streams of occult-
laden potions coarsed
her face; webs of veins
masqueraded her skin,
she knew these flames
bodies walked through for her,
starving for seeds – carnelian
delicacy like rare harem virgins.
Spring loomed, bare posterior
fragile like mysteries, blooms
unfurled. Flower of summer
quivered in her hands;
she pulled its neck
out of the resisting soil
and watched earth chasm.
The sky was cast like glaciers –
there were scores to settle.
Fiction © Copyright Sheikha A.
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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!


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 Sheikha A. @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Strong poem, entrancing imagery!

  2. afstewart says:

    A fantastic poem.

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