The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Alex Grey
I, Stormfather, all-seeing god of the glacial earth, will speak now of the coming of the warm ones and the doom that I have foreseen.
The days of cold are dwindling as the warm ones consume the bounty of the earth to fund their palatial lifestyles, untroubled by the seasons’ gentle discipline.
The cold will retreat beyond hope of recovery. This I have seen.
The warm ones have not forethought that in their defeat of the cold lies their own destruction. Without balance, the pendulum will swing; by flood and drought, firestorm and blizzard, they will sicken and perish. This too I have seen.
See them now, rejoicing in their chapel of light. They are profligate as always, burning precious fuel in a show of supremacy over my domain.
Profligate and foolish.
My creatures still roam the ice, savage and starving, and the warm ones have left the door open…
Fiction © Copyright Alex Grey
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More about Alex Grey:
After a lifetime of writing technical non-fiction, Alex Grey is fulfilling her dream of writing poems and stories that engage the reader’s emotions. Her work has been featured by a wide range of publications including Siren’s Call, Raconteur, Bookends Review, and Toasted Cheese. One of her comic poems is also available via a worldwide network of public fiction dispensers managed by French publisher, Short Edition. Her ingredients for contentment are narrow boating, greyhounds, singing and chocolate. It is a sweet life, yet Alex’ original view of the world has led to her best friend to say ‘For someone so lovely, you’re very twisted!
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