Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author A.F. Stewart @scribe77 @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

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Image_04_July2021Waiting For His Return
by A.F. Stewart

She stands at the window every twilight, waiting. The third apartment below the rooftop, in the cornice tower of the building. She is a hollow shell without him, but he never comes. He left her long ago, trapped in her own emotions.
There is no breeze in the room, but it is cold. The fireplace is empty, all forgotten ashes, but she remembers. She stares at the wall behind it, the plaster and brick so carefully put in place. Their wedding picture used to hang on the wall. She turns back to the window and watches the sunset.
In the darkness, she sighs. He never comes. Yet, she feels one day he will, drawn back here by his own actions, by the blood he spilt when he slammed her head into the mantel. She floats across the room, her ghostly form slipping into the wall to rejoin her buried bones.
One day he would return.
One day she’ll have her revenge.
Fiction © Copyright A.F. Stewart
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
 

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More from A.F. Stewart:

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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.

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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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author A.F. Stewart @scribe77 @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Evocative, and a surprise! — we think she’s alive …until the end. Excellent!

  2. Loving this – there’s such a lot of atmosphere and emotion here – great response to the prompt.

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