The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
Last Dead Soldier
by Marge Simon
To who finds this letter:
We talked about the good things tonight. It’s Anna’s need, not mine. Mama pounds on our door, but Anna says we can’t let her in, now that she’s one of them. Mama went out for food. She was out there all last night. We saw her through the window this morning, there’s blood on her hands and mouth. Dad’s gone we don’t know where. Maybe he’ll be home tomorrow but Anna doesn’t think so. Me either. I write this all down like Anna says to and I will put it in Dad’s last Vodka bottle. He calls the empty bottles Dead Soldiers. I wonder why. Anyways, we’ll sneak out tomorrow morning and take it to the great river that flows into the Gulf. She says to put Mississippi River so you know where we are. Its 205 N. Burton, Perryville, Miss. If you find this please come and bring food. I am older than Anna. I think it doesn’t matter what I put for where we are, but it’s for Anna I do this.
P.S. Things are getting really bad. It was so dark last night, we couldn’t see the moon. I wonder if there is a moon in the sky anymore.
Calvin Hogsted + Anna Hogsted
Fiction © Copyright Marge Simon
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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The Demeter Diaries
‘The Demeter Diaries’ is a record of love and longing and the inevitable horror that arises between the minds of Mina Harker and Vlad Dracula as they court one another in waking dreams. The dialogue, written in both poetry and prose, imagines a psychic connection that develops between the two even before Dracula arrives in England. As Dracula makes his way from Transylvania to Whitby on the doomed ship Demeter, the two would-be lovers transmit their thoughts across the waves and lands that separate them, alternately wooing and terrifying one another with the idea of love eternal and all the dark delicacies necessary to ensure it. Front cover art by Wendy Saber Core, interior illustrations by Luke Spooner.
Brilliantly disturbing. Loved it.
Thank you, Anita!
Such clever writing – love the letter format.
I appreciate your comment, Alex!