Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Terrie Leigh Relf @TLRelf @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

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Image_01_June2021A Small Token of Thanks
by Terrie Leigh Relf

Quite a few young women went missing that summer. Mostly college students on holiday with friends. During the day, they would gather at the beach. At night, there were trips to the pub, and afterwards, perhaps moonlit strolls with some young man they fancied or who fancied them. 
The usual media circus didn’t begin until summer’s end, though. By that time, nearly a dozen women had gone missing. Likely more. “It is difficult to say for sure,” the authorities said, “as they may have traveled elsewhere.” As if that possibility would console the families . . . 
It really had been a lovely summer. So as a small token of thanks, I set one of my favorite’s shoes along the water with a bouquet of flowers. Even though I preferred to keep each pair, it was the least that I could do to let go of one of my trophies. I took a photo, of course, as a memento mori. It’s not like anyone would question why, as I was the local photographer, after all.
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More from author Terrie Leigh Relf:

The Sisterhood of the Blood Moon

For thousands of Earth years, the Transgalactic Consortium has had a quiet interest in this planet and its inhabitants, the Haurans. While the Sisterhood of the Blood Moon works together with the Consortium and Haurans to maintain balance in the universe, the Blood Moon is fast approaching. The power of this moon reveals untold secrets . . . including a sacred covenant with the Mora Spiders. There is an ancient pact that needs to be honored—but at what cost and for whose purpose? The world may come to an end. But will there be a chance for a new beginning?

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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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3 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Terrie Leigh Relf @TLRelf @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:


  2. Marge Simon says:

    Nice one, Terrie!

  3. Great story – a perfec little capsule of creepiness.

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