Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alyson Faye @AlysonFaye2 @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

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One Boot Tells Its Tail
by Alyson Faye

You stand naked
carved from moonshine,
your eyes oyster pearls
casting aside your
humane skin
for shimmering scales.
You have
led me
to this shore
bearing flowers,
a tangled posy
of ragwort and daisies
ripped from our
meadow-bed,
sweet, oh so sweet your breath
where we had lain
that morning
awash with lust and longing
transformed now into
my funeral wreath,
and you into sea-witch,
serpent-seductress,
whose hair coils tight
around my wrists,
whose tail froths the waves
and whose kiss
oh those lips
sweet mercy
Jesus save me 
suck the life from me
leaving  . . .
one boot upon the shore.
Fiction © Copyright Alyson Faye
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

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More from Alyson Faye:

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The Lost Girl & Spindleshanks

The Lost Girl
A nailed-up door. An inheritance which comes with a ghost. A missing girl. A fifty-year-old mystery. Parapsychologist Berkley Osgood is hired to investigate. What he uncovers reveals secrets the living want to hide and the dead will never forgive.

Spindleshanks
Adam is having nightmares about a skeletal shadow figure, who he calls Spindleshanks. Soon his whole class are sharing the same nightmare. Adam’s dad, Rob, knows that Spindleshanks can’t be real. But is he? One terrible night Rob has to face his son’s nightmare creature and fight for his son’s life. What would you sacrifice to have your child back safe?

“A decent two-for-one. Alyson Faye brings the engaging and eerie in equal measure.” CC Adams – horror / dark fiction author

Available on Amazon!

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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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4 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alyson Faye @AlysonFaye2 @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A fantastic poem.

  2. Love the tale that you’ve woven around the boot – that first stanza, in particular, sets the scene so well.

  3. Thank you Alex, appreciate your commenting – Alyson

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