Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alex Grehy @indigodreamers @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

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The Arena of Light
Or
The Trees at Grandma Mary’s House
by Alex Grehy

Will you dare reach for
that sweet light? Wholesome comfort,
cruel illusion.
Trees
Feral trees grow fast
Sunshine nourishes growth but
does not satisfy.
Hungry roots seek more,
but long-buried, bloodless bones
do not satisfy.
Human blood pulses
inside the house; the trees know,
crave satisfaction
Branches brush the glass,
starving, frantic, test its strength,
tap, tap, tap, tap, CRACK! 
Will they dare reach for
that sweet light? Thorns hesitate,
fear the axe within.
Grandma Mary
Trapped by feral trees,
She cowers in dark corners,
shade repels the thorns.
Her primal fears dwell
here too, in the dark, terror
crawls on her pale skin.
Normality. A.
simple cup of tea out of
reach on the table. 
The window shatters.
Grandma grasps the axe, swings, tests
its weight, thwack, thwack, THWACK.
Does she dare reach for
that sweet light? She hesitates,
fears the thorns without.
Fiction © Copyright Alex Grehy
Image courtesy of Rie Sheridan Rose.

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More from author Alex Grehy:

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After a lifetime of writing technical non-fiction, Alex Grehy is fulfilling her dream of writing poems and stories that engage the reader’s emotions. Her work has been featured by a wide range of publications including Siren’s Call, Raconteur, Bookends Review, and Toasted Cheese. One of her comic poems is also available via a worldwide network of public fiction dispensers managed by French publisher, Short Edition. Her ingredients for contentment are narrow boating, greyhounds, singing and chocolate. It is a sweet life, yet Alex’ original view of the world has led to her best friend to say ‘For someone so lovely, you’re very twisted!

Please click here to discover more!   

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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', 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 Alex Grehy @indigodreamers @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Pingback: Publication News: Ladies of Horror Flash Project: The Arena of Light (Horror) – Alex Grehy Fiction

  2. afstewart says:

    Love the opposite viewpoints and the similarities in the poem. Excellent.

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