The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by A.F. Stewart
Seal lass, fair
creature beauteous and rare
A discarded pelt within reach
so svelte; a theft you will dare
From salt sea
she hails, spirit wild and free
A possession to be had;
she would not ever agree
Smell the brine,
woven into the bloodline
of the saturated fur;
the fates concur and entwine
With a grin,
you cry, Now I have your skin!
She turns and laughs, Silly boy,
now caught by the ploy we spin
Not a great wedding, you see
But you’ll make a fine repast
for the fair lass of the sea
Fiction © Copyright A.F. Stewart
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from A.F. Stewart:
Visions and Nightmares
Tragedy spares no one… and takes no prisoners.
In the twilight shadows, secrets are revealed past the whispers of madness.
Wander into the realm of the old gods with Elenora, where humanity and marriage are a prison.
Step through a looking glass of dark horrors with an Alice you never knew.
Join with Zenna to seek the truth as her death by magic grows closer.
Journey with Olivia as she crosses paths with a monster of the forest and runs for her life.
Watch Isobel summon the faerie to solve her problem of an unwanted husband.
Shiver as Doctor Killbride experiments with corpses to create life from death.
All that and more await within the pages.
Ten stories. Ten women.
Who will survive? Who will fall? And who will succumb to their inner evil?
Find out in Visions and Nightmares.
Warning: This book contains disturbing scenes that may be upsetting to some readers.