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

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The Pledge
by Ela Lourenco

Alone. No one and nothing to keep me company. Only the sound of my own voice. When I first washed up on the shore all I felt was the elation of being alive, of having cheated the grim reaper. A sense of success that my betraying lover’s attempt to kill me had failed… Now I know better. A quick death would have been a kinder fate.

I cried at first. Cried until there were no tears left in my body, my voice hoarse from the gut-wrenching wails of my pulverised heart. Then came the anger. Red hot fury keeping me warm on the cold lonely nights.

Ten years… ten years I have been on this rock. The glass bottle I managed to write an SOS on has returned to my beach time and time again. No one has come looking for me. No one will. It is as though I have been imprisoned here by some unseen force. Tortured, tormented by long dead dreams of the life I could have had were it not for the choices I made along the way. Had I not fallen in love with the betrayer, the most charming and addictive of men whose attentions hypnotised me.

I will die on this rock, there is no way out. But I pledge that my broken spirit will rise when that day comes and I will seek him out and have my revenge…

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More from Ela Lourenco:

awakeningDragon Born: Book Three

The Royal tournament, the Karnac, is fully underway. But there is deception and betrayal at every turn. Unseen dark forces are at play, both within the school grounds and out with. Even the Gods are unable to help when a new threat looms over them all.The very existence of Azmantium depends on Lara fully becoming the Child of Fire and casting aside the Shadows lurking in every corner of her beloved planet.Can she overcome the challenges that await? Will the Shadows cover the world in darkness? Only Lara and her friends can change the fate of Azmantium.

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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:


  2. So much emotion is so few words – the image of that bottle forever returning – poignant and chilling.

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