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

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003NOVAshes 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…
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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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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Ela Lourenco @ElaLourenco @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    An excellent story, very chilling and disturbing.

  2. That’s a lot of power packed into so few words – chilling.

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