The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
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…
Fiction © Copyright Ela Lourenco
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