Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Kendra Hale @DevourAllWords @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

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I Am No Ifrit
by Kendra Hale

I can hear the chant, the continual hum. My eyes are opened. Seeing the smoke and smelling the sweat in the air. There is warmth…no more than warmth, it is a high heat. My body felt like it was on fire. I can feel the strain of my skin as it is pulling taut and hear the popping as my skin is breaking free. The real me, the true me is being summoned. 
My brain tells me that I should be feeling pain but there is none. There is pressure and it is everywhere. This form is being stripped away and it isn’t torture but a pleasure. It is the most exquisite experience. These beings around me have freed me and as my eyes shift and it goes from dim to an outstanding bright light…I feel a familiar hunger in my stomach. 
I want nothing more than to satiate it. They are on their knees before me and the red moon seems to mirror my wanton needs. I have risen, I am whole. Stretching my body to its full height, I tower over these simple beings who had ideals of wishes being granted by freeing me…but I am no Djinn. I am stronger even than the Ifrit and no prayer of Gabriel shall defeat me. 
My stomach again tells me that this sacrifice should be honored. They may have meant to gain power and in a way they shall but it shall be by my hands. Their souls shall be removed from this existence for their wishes are naught but evil…I shall cleanse them and slake my hunger. I do not enjoy their screams…of which there are many. It is time to walk this world once more.
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More from author Kendra Hale:


Just Emotions:
A Gothic Bite Magazine Anthology

A collection of poetry.

 Available on Amazon!  


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 Kendra Hale @DevourAllWords @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A most chilling story. Excellent.

  2. Love this – chilling and a great moral – be careful what you wish for. 🙂

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