Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Jill Girardi @KandishaPress @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

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Preserved
by Jill Girardi

Yes, I killed her.
I scourged her with eyes like red lasers,
Strangled her, watched the breath leave her body.
And even as she died, that look of hate never left her face.
She hated me. Me!
To think, once I reordered time; once brought her back to life.
used my fingertips to dig the mud out of her nostrils, her mouth.
Breathed life back into her dead lungs.
I loved her above all else- a cardinal sin.
And what did I get for it?
She left me for him.
I caught them screwing in a cheap motel in Niagara Falls.
And to think I’d been waiting in our honeymoon suite
in the heart-shaped hot tub with wine chilling.
So yes, I killed her. Now she’s with me, in a coffin of ice,
in my fortress made from stalagmites and stalactites.
Ageless. Young forever.
Fiction © Copyright Jill Girardi
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

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More from author Jill Girardi:

GSanthoebookGraveyard Smash:
Women of Horror Anthology Vol. 2

Step through the prettiest cemetery gates you’ve ever seen and experience tombstone raves and widow’s dances, Japanese snow-spirits, Aztec bruja and temple goddesses, vengeful ghosts, djinn and cannibals, vampire hunters, plague bearers, graverobbers, and terrors beyond reason. Read through the night as the dead rise from boneyards all around the world!

#FRIGHTGIRLSUMMER recommended reading!

 Available on Amazon!  

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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', 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 Jill Girardi @KandishaPress @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Alyson Faye says:

    liked that – very effective imagery there Jill

  2. afstewart says:

    A great story.

  3. Brutal and effective – has echoes of Frankenstein – no good comes of raising the dead (but we never learn!)

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