Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Melissa R. Mendelson @melissmendelson @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

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The Crows Ate Her Heart
by Melissa R. Mendelson

Love pushed her way forward,
scraping her feet against barren soil,
her arms bleeding from razor sharp thorns.
This world was foreign to her now,
the landscape changed,
more wild and wicked,
but she clung to hope,
knowing that sanctuary still existed.
Finally, she found it.
Relief overwhelming,
lifting her as she raced,
but as she got closer,
her scars laughed out in victory.
The heart was there,
but on its side,
denying entrance.
Slowly, it rose and fell
as if still trying to breathe,
recoiling from touch.
Pieces slipped away like jagged tears,
and along its skin, impressions made
by crows, who found it first.
Fiction © Copyright Melissa R. Mendelson
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About Author Melissa R. Mendelson:

Melissa R. Mendelson is a Horror, Science-Fiction, and Dystopian Author. Her short stories have been published by Sirens Call Publications, Dark Helix Press, and Transmundane Press. She also has a variety of short stories and poetry available on Medium.


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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6 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Melissa R. Mendelson @melissmendelson @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    Creepy and macabre, very cool.

  2. So mysterious – the sense of movement is wonderful – it feels as if we’re walking/running by her side – and those last lines – oof!

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