Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Rie Sheridan Rose @RieSheridanRose @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

by Rie Sheridan Rose

Cladira reclined on the sand of the tropical island she had always dreamed of visiting. It was a perfect day. The sky was a cloudy blue that mirrored the restless Caribbean waters behind her. The sand was soft as silk as she let it run through her hand. The sun kissed the bronze of her skin with a lover’s caress. Just perfect.
Only one thing marred her pleasure. There was no one to share the beauty with. Marvin was supposed to be here with her. They had started the cruise together. It was his twentieth anniversary gift to her.
She had tried to get him to come with her, but he looked at her and shook his head, backing away from her as if she’d grown another head herself. All she’d done was set a small charge in the cargo hold so the ship would sink and they wouldn’t have to go home. Oh, and shoot the captain when he tried to stop her. But she’d done it all for Marvin.
Why hadn’t he understood? She’d really hated shooting him too.
Oh, well. She’d managed to stock a lifeboat and bribe someone to lower it for her—before the explosion left him nowhere to spend his ill-gotten gains. She’d been long gone by then.
She had enough to keep her going until she established herself on this deserted island.
She liked solitude.
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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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4 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Rie Sheridan Rose @RieSheridanRose @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Good one, Tosh. Now follow this story with a series of unfortunate future encounters our heroine has with shipwrecked sailors. Maybe even a Merman (they get on well at first, but she found out he was married to a Kelpie).

  2. This is great – that first paragraph set the scene so beautifully I really wanted to be with her on that beach – then I changed my mind!

  3. afstewart says:

    A terrific story.

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