The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Kendra Hale
Listen to the sound of my voice.
Let us go back to your favorite time, your favorite place.
Make it a happy memory.
Have you found one?
Oh good, now your eyes may start to feel heavy.
Let yourself fall into a slumber.
Feel the warmth of your body ease you into this sleeping state.
Where are you?
In a park, on a summer’s day?
Is the warmth you feel the sun?
Is it bright there?
Feel the joy envelope you.
Do you notice someone out of the corner of your eye?
What caught your eye first?
Ah, the way the sun shone on their chestnut hair.
Is that how you made your choices?
Did it remind you of a halo?
Was she your angel?
Did you send her home?
Listen to my voice.
All is safe.
All is well.
You following her was unnoticed.
You were just another person on that dark street.
It was that alley where the light had captured her halo so brilliantly…
That was where you decided to free her.
It was warm and wet.
It was messy.
But you watched that light leave her eyes.
You watched as she went home.
No one could have blamed you.
Alison was sent home.
I am going to count to three and you will come back to me.
You will have these memories but they won’t come to the surface.
Not unless you are asked about her.
You will feel refreshed and relaxed.
There we are, welcome back.
How do you feel?
Oh I am glad.
We made such progress today.
Oh the pleasure is all mine.
Yes, I believe our next session will be just as fruitful.
You can schedule outside with Leslie for our next session.
It is for people like you I am glad I chose this vocation.
Thank you, you are always welcome here.
See you next session.
It is time to find my next angel…
Fiction © Copyright Kendra Hale
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More from author Kendra Hale:
A Gothic Bite Magazine Anthology
A collection of poetry.