Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Ela Lourenco @ElaLourenco @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

001_DEC_LOHHappy Holidays
by Ela Lourenco

Christmas lights twinkle in all the shop windows. Crisp icy air tinged with the scent of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine. I sit back, my steaming cup in hand, and watch the people go by – some laden with gift bags, others milling around outdoor heaters sharing some Yuletide laughs over drinks.
All of them are in good spirits – all excited to spend the holidays with their friends and family. No one is alone… no one that is, except me.
I sit by myself, an invisible statue who no one thinks to even glance at. I am not complaining. It is what I like after all – to observe from the side-lines unseen by all. I watch until I find the lucky one. I am patient – I have four days until Christmas – I will know when I find the right little girl and then I will do what I do best and prepare her and her family a Christmas gift. I live for the surprise on the family’s faces on Christmas morning when they realise they are the special chosen ones this year…
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The Royal tournament, the Karnac, is fully underway. But there is deception and betrayal at every turn. Unseen dark forces are at play, both within the school grounds and out with. Even the Gods are unable to help when a new threat looms over them all.The very existence of Azmantium depends on Lara fully becoming the Child of Fire and casting aside the Shadows lurking in every corner of her beloved planet.Can she overcome the challenges that await? Will the Shadows cover the world in darkness? Only Lara and her friends can change the fate of Azmantium.

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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 Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Ela Lourenco @ElaLourenco @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    I loved the open ending… so many dark possibilities.

  2. This story is so full of foreboding – for the first time I’m glad that our coffee shops (in the UK) have shut for Covid lockdown – who know what might have been lurking there otherwise!

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