The Ladies of Horror
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Ashes to Ashes
by Ela Lourenco
They told me to know my place. I was to do their bidding… all their bidding. Anything they wanted because they were men. And I… just a lowly woman. No talking, no complaining, working until my back broke, my fingernails fell off, my once beautiful skin cracked and bled.
They passed me around, laughing, jeering… to them I was no one, nothing…
I took it all, day after day, year after year. Silent, like a cat with no tongue. Head bowed in compliance – more dead than alive.
Time dragged its cruel feet in this light-deprived hell hole I called home. And yet I persevered. I waited. They grew complacent in the face of my defeat, they were strong, they were men. So, they never saw me coming. Never saw the flames or smelt the smoke. The last sound they ever heard was my laughter as I watched their skin melting off, disbelief the last thought they had…
Fiction © Copyright Ela Lourenco
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