The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Marge Simon @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

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His Bride
by Marge Simon

Their celebratory champagne overflows its welcome. The wedding guests escape to their cars,
leaving the raging pair to it.
rekindled jealousy
spilled drinks & broken glass,
slurred accusations
He selects a grapefruit spoon, (the one with roses in relief, a wedding gift), and uses it to gouge her eyes.
A stream of bloodied tears
god what he did to her face
would pleasure a fiend
He brushes her hair over to cover the mess, ignoring her screams. Then he takes his penknife, carves his name upon her breasts, puncturing her lungs when he is done. He hadn’t meant to go that far, claims it was an accident, a lover’s quarrel.
In his prison cell, she comes to visit. Visible to him alone, a wraith with ruined eyes. Accusing.
everywhere he goes, she’s there,
no doors can keep her out.
And now he is afraid to die.
Fiction © Copyright Marge Simon
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More from Marge Simon:


The Demeter Diaries
by Marge Simon and‎ Bryan D. Dietrich

‘The Demeter Diaries’ is a record of love and longing and the inevitable horror that arises between the minds of Mina Harker and Vlad Dracula as they court one another in waking dreams. The dialogue, written in both poetry and prose, imagines a psychic connection that develops between the two even before Dracula arrives in England. As Dracula makes his way from Transylvania to Whitby on the doomed ship Demeter, the two would-be lovers transmit their thoughts across the waves and lands that separate them, alternately wooing and terrifying one another with the idea of love eternal and all the dark delicacies necessary to ensure it. Front cover art by Wendy Saber Core, interior illustrations by Luke Spooner.

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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 The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Marge Simon @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Love the stucture of this piece – the first and last lines are so perfect.

  2. afstewart says:

    Chilling and terrific.

  3. tlrelf says:

    Indeed! A wonderfully horrendous image and poem. Would love to see him experience further torture – LOL!

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