Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Kendra Hale @DevourAllWords @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!


by Kendra Hale

Patient Record #12241967
Therapy Session #24
If you are one of those people who can disengage and move forward from a situation, be grateful. I have been considered empathic my whole life and it is like sinking slowly in mud, again and again and again. It is like a glue meant to never wash off or remove. You are constantly miring through this muck that has never once belonged to you. 
People claim it as a weakness, some as a strength. I claim it as a hell. Every person I have ever had a relationship with, even in passing conversation has left their mark on me. There isn’t a night I don’t look back on one or more of those who have left their stamp on what I can only consider my soul. 
The worst part is that this also goes for people who have left my life for one reason or another. I used to love watching those ghost dramas and listening as people talked about being haunted until I realized that I was living that on a daily scale. It isn’t something I can turn off or move away from. 
The emotional spectrum stays with me…even though the feelings aren’t mine. They have never been mine. The happy ones never last… 
If I have felt hatred, those emotions wash over me like a sticky black tar. 
Sadness feels like I am drowning. 
Rage, all consuming…that one leads to a blindness of my mind. 
If it is fed by my own rage I can not remember what happens. 
Not until I wake …and there is usually blood on my hands. 
But there is also this relief… I don’t remember what has happened and the emotion is gone, it is like it cycles out of me and another memory has bitten the dust. A blank slate that is now my own to write rather than other souls who happen into my web. 
I will continue on this path…until my life is my own. Once and for all.
Fiction © Copyright Kendra Hale
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More from author Kendra Hale:


Just Emotions:
A Gothic Bite Magazine Anthology

A collection of poetry.

 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', 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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