Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Darc_Nina #LoH

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!


Social Ghosts
by Angela Yuriko Smith

Social distancing
is no big deal for… a ghost.
It’s what we know best.
A bump in the night—
a push at the old planchette
Is how we say hi.
A flitting shadow
a chilly spot in the room
three taps on the glass
and you know we’re here
alone with you, stuck inside…
finally noticed.
Captive audience—
social distancing for you
means we have a friend
forever and ev
er and ever and ever and ever
and forever and…
Fiction © Copyright Angela Yuriko Smith
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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 Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Darc_Nina #LoH

  1. Such a thoughtful poem – perfect for the prompt and the times in which we’re living.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Angela Y Smith thinks too much, somebody’s gotta do it! Good poem Angela! But does it mean we’re stuck inside, self-isolating with delighted ghosts?

  3. afstewart says:

    An eerie poem, I loved it.

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