Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Darc_Nina #LoH

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!


by Angela Yuriko Smith

he: astronaut high
more far out than a rocket
lost and outer spaced
numb and comet cold
a warp speed drift to nowhere
she: drowning girl deep
buried under the abyss
blind and untethered
drift in the current
coming apart like a corpse
a monstrosity.
they: two broken cogs
no truce,
no quarter given
fighting each other
a broken machine
sum of dysfunctional parts
systematic fails.
they made a good match
to light their world into flame
burning everything
different perspectives
could only see I to I
but neither could breathe.
Fiction © Copyright Angela Yuriko Smith
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More from Angela Yuriko Smith:

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author and co-publisher of Space and Time magazine, a publication that has been printing speculative fiction, art and poetry since 1966. Together we build a poem as a community each month. Visit “Exquisite Corpse” at to submit.

Catch up with Angela here!


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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5 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @Darc_Nina #LoH

  1. Such a powerful poem – that last stanza – amazing!

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Ooooh! Love it! a biting poem, leaves you bleeding in kind response. Brilliant last stanza! Befits the prompt so well.

  3. Nikkitricky says:


  4. afstewart says:

    Very dark and trippy, a fantastic poem.


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