The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
I Summoned Them
by Alina Măciucă
I drank the light flooding out of the chest,
And gobbled up sapphires, rubies, and emeralds.
They shattered my teeth, and pierced my gums,
I swallowed them whole.
“You shall unearth great treasures,” they said
Upon conjuration. Gleaming, slippery spirits
Expanding and contracting like micro-universes
In and out of the triangle.
I settled into the chest, made myself comfortable.
Light caressed my flesh – warm, delicate, and tender.
It shattered my bones, and pierced my muscles,
And then it drank me.
“You will carry the treasures of the earth within”,
They said before they twirled back into the void.
Contemptuous, whimsical spirits, waiting to unfold
And usurp worlds.
More about Alina Măciucă:
Alina Măciucă enjoys reading, writing, buying odd trinkets, and taking photos of beautifully decaying buildings. She has formally studied religion and hermeneutics at the University of Bucharest, and really has a thing for the Greco-Roman mysteries and Gnosticism, as well as for Renaissance magic. She lives in Bucharest with her very supportive boyfriend, their two cats, and an ever-expanding vinyl and book collection.