Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @darc_nina #LoH

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Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!


Home Brew
by Angela Yuriko Smith

That tear in the sky
can be fixed with some magic…
stardust and spiders.
Stirring my kettle…
eye of newt, a broken heart…
tears of an angel
thrice fallen and damned.
The darker the souls I find…
the richer the broth.
Heavenly smells waft
from my kettle, and to you.
They seek and they find.
And you can’t resist
the cotton candy despair…
I know you want this.
Magic for your bones
dusty, mortal, earthen bound…
you desire starlight.
You feel the call home.
Your ticket is in this brew…
you just need a taste.
Fiction © Copyright Angela Yuriko Smith
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More from Angela Yuriko Smith:

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author and co-publisher of Space and Time magazine, a publication that has been printing speculative fiction, art and poetry since 1966. Together we build a poem as a community each month. Visit “Exquisite Corpse” at to submit.

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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 Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @darc_nina #LoH

  1. afstewart says:

    A darkly cool poem.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Yes, good work with the prompt, too, Angela!

  3. This poem has such great rhythm – hypnotic and tempting – “cotton candy despair” – what a phrase :-).

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