Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alex Grehy @indigodreamers @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

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Soul of Gold 
by Alex Grehy

“Grandpa had a soul of gold,

Would you like to see?”

 

“No, no it’s fine.” I quickly replied,

and sipped my cup of tea.

 

Why did I come to grandma’s house?

She’s so old and smells of wee.

 

“I insist, my dear!” She grabs my hand,

pulls me close, will not let me be.

 

My dad always said she was strange,

maybe a witch, I have to agree.

 

She drags me to grandpa’s casket,

holds me tight, turns the key.

 

How can grandma be this strong?

She’s only five foot three!

 

“Your father was kind, nice; your

mother was too, their souls were of ebony.”

 

Grandpa’s casket is open; grandma looks weird

in the golden glow. I try to break free.

 

“Ebon souls rich in goodness, a fat marrow feast,

to nourish your grandpa’s immortality.”

 

She puts my hand in the casket, thumbs the veins

in my writs, she cuts deep, makes me bleed.

 

“Grandpa’s starving, I’m sure you won’t mind,

after all, you’re a good boy and he is family.”

Fiction © Copyright Alex Grehy
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

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More from author Alex Grehy:

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After a lifetime of writing technical non-fiction, Alex Grey is fulfilling her dream of writing poems and stories that engage the reader’s emotions. Her work has been featured by a wide range of publications including Siren’s Call, Raconteur, Bookends Review, and Toasted Cheese. One of her comic poems is also available via a worldwide network of public fiction dispensers managed by French publisher, Short Edition. Her ingredients for contentment are narrow boating, greyhounds, singing and chocolate. It is a sweet life, yet Alex’ original view of the world has led to her best friend to say ‘For someone so lovely, you’re very twisted!

Please click here to discover more!   

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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', 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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3 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alex Grehy @indigodreamers @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Marge Simon says:

    I read with dread your little tale,
    such horrifying lore,
    it chilled my skin down to the bone
    and made me cry for more!

  2. afstewart says:

    A delightfully creepy poem.

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