Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Sheikha A. @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

by Sheikha A.

He feeds on energy –
calls himself Black
Widow; he can invert
to the feminine inside
of him, be ambitious
like swift, cunning legs
of a graceful arachnid –
an architect of bones,
keeping them fresh
for nest-building.
He can be submissive
like serum of justice
on lips of a feminine
scorn-lashing magician,
black like his blood –
black like infinity –
black like death on stilts
walking through dreams,
inflicting scars on necks
for posterity. He can crush
spines with an elegant swipe
of his palms; he will name
it sleep-paralysis, sweet
poison in his pelvic spool,
black like tongue of midnight –
black like birth hour of a devil.
He sprays lustful acid –
act of predation fulfilled.
Lunging bosom first
he spirals flesh firmly,
watching in decadent relish
until the moon-shine of bones
peek like a ray of light
through vapour residue
of skin, sinew and other
disposable trinkets; the soul
he sucks like marrow; the soul
he burns to silver, hot and viscous –
Fiction © Copyright Sheikha A.
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More from author Sheikha A.:

Screen Shot 2019-12-17 at 10.57.17 AM.pngNyctophiliac Confessions:
Poems by Sheikha A. and Suvojit Banerjee

“The night is cold enough to inspire poetry,” says Sheikha A. in her poem, “Reading My Bones.” This is the basis of Nyctophiliac Confessions – poems that are introspective and luminal, poems that require a certain amount of silence and space to be fully formed and appreciated. Reading these poems, I imagined that they were the kind of poems that assert themselves unbidden during a bout of insomnia. (A nyctophiliac being someone who loves the night or loves darkness).

Nyctophiliac Confessions is the 17th installment of Praxis’ chapbook series and contains twenty-six poems written by two poets, Sheikha A. and Suvojit Banerjee, interspersed with abstract paintings by Robert Rhodes.

Available 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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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Sheikha A. @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Oooo! Silken smooth and sacrosanct with penultimate evil! I’m still shivering as the last lines settle.

  2. afstewart says:


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