The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
The Winter Beast
by A.F. Stewart
Under the midnight sun, they hunted me. Across the snow and tundra, through the bitter wind that blew so frigid it turned any moisture to ice. They carried cold steel to contain me, never knowing how pitiful their restraints truly were.
I am the relentless.
I am of the endless winter.
I am the hunger.
Anytime, I could have left them behind in the snow, but they needed their lessons. When I tired of the hunt, I taught them the last lesson and turned the snow crimson with their warm blood. Then I was alone once more. But others would come to this frozen wasteland, seeking.
They always come.
I always survive.
They always die.
Eons of bones lay buried under the snow.
Fiction © Copyright A.F. Stewart
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from A.F. Stewart:
Visions and Nightmares
Tragedy spares no one… and takes no prisoners.
In the twilight shadows, secrets are revealed past the whispers of madness.
Wander into the realm of the old gods with Elenora, where humanity and marriage are a prison.
Step through a looking glass of dark horrors with an Alice you never knew.
Join with Zenna to seek the truth as her death by magic grows closer.
Journey with Olivia as she crosses paths with a monster of the forest and runs for her life.
Watch Isobel summon the faerie to solve her problem of an unwanted husband.
Shiver as Doctor Killbride experiments with corpses to create life from death.
All that and more await within the pages.
Ten stories. Ten women.
Who will survive? Who will fall? And who will succumb to their inner evil?
Find out in Visions and Nightmares.
Warning: This book contains disturbing scenes that may be upsetting to some readers.