Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Asena Lourenco @ElaLourenco @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

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Image_01_Sept2021Sacrifice – Me or You?
by Asena Lourenco

It needed to be stopped. The white sheen in the puddle evaporated as my foot touched the water. My thighs ached as I darted through the towering woods, my chest tightening with the burning pain of intense exercise. Longing pushed me on, determined to get there before it was too late. My hot breath reached out for oxygen as I slowed to a halt. A painful numbing sensation clouded my brain, I hated myself for letting someone else convince me to sin. Rolling rivulets of rain cascaded down my cheek, wading their way through my dripping eyelashes. Gradually, the faint conversations of the citizens of the nearby village became nearby screams. Oh lord. My head felt heavy with the knowledge of what the future of these people would bring. My eyes fell to the glistening water in front of me, the bright turquoises blending smoothly into dark blues as the water wobbled in the reflection of the night sky. My heart sank. This time, a different kind of liquid streamed down my cheek, another small reminder that what I did could never been undone. I needed to be stopped.
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More about Asena Lourenco:

Asena Lourenco is 14 years old. She loves reading, playing Scottish traditional fiddle music on her violin, dancing, and martial arts as well as writing her own stories.

She would like to be a teacher and writer when she grows up. She also loves cats and babies!


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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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Asena Lourenco @ElaLourenco @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A great story, very sinister and intriguing.

  2. Such intrigue and great sensory details.

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