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

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By the Beautiful Blue Danube
by Alex Grehy

How they danced, barefoot, free, faith in peace, trusting fate.
Between wars, twenties roared, so they waltzed, life was good.
How they died, barefoot, cold, peace was near, so was hate.
Sands shifted, conflict loomed. Were they safe? Should they wait?
Changing world, building doubts, still they hoped, knocked on wood.
How they danced, barefoot, free, faith in peace, trusting fate.

Friends became enemies, wolves disguised, fascist states,
Prejudice, spite, greed, stole away their livelihoods
How they died, barefoot, cold, peace was near, so was hate

Warning bells went unheard, truths told did not conflate,
Labelled, marked, villified, fear stalked their neighbourhoods
How they danced, barefoot, free, faith in peace, trusting fate.
Soldiers shout, “Get in line, take off shoes, stand up straight!”
Rifles fire, red Danube, corpses float, dire driftwood.
How they died, barefoot, cold, peace was near, so was hate
Iron shoes grasp their ghosts, proof that time can’t abate,
They plead, down the years, “Remember us, if you would,
How we danced, barefoot, free, faith in peace, trusting fate,
How we died, barefoot, cold, peace was near, so was hate.”
Fiction © Copyright Alex Grehy
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

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More from author Alex Grehy:

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After a lifetime of writing technical non-fiction, Alex Grey 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!

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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 Alex Grehy @indigodreamers @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Pingback: Publication News: Ladies of Horror Flash Project: By the Beautiful Blue Danube (Dark Poem) – Alex Grehy Fiction

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Good one, Alex!

  3. afstewart says:

    Somber, but superbly written.

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