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

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!


Hidden Delights
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.
That’s okay. 
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. 
And three.
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:


Just Emotions:
A Gothic Bite Magazine Anthology

A collection of poetry.

 Available on Amazon!  



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

  1. afstewart says:

    Chillingly ominous, loved it.

  2. Such clever work – it was mesmerising – though I hope not too literally (check recesses of mind for false memories…) 😀

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