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

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!


What should you do when the Cloud Lion roars? 
by Alex Grehy

The girls in school say to run away screamin’ 

The boys in school say they’d yell and fight.


Mama says “Just stay quiet, the Lion 

don’t see when you stand real still”


Grandpappy says “Stay on the sleepers. 

Don’t touch the steels coz he hunts on the rails.”


Papa says “Your head’s full of nonsense,

Cloud Lions ain’t real.”


My brother said “I dare you, come out,

come see, the Cloud Lion’s here.”


My brother don’t listen to no-one, 

so he ain’t here any more.


Scream or be quiet? Run or be still? 

Touch wood or tracks? It don’t matter.


Coz Grandma said “You ain’t got nothin’ to fear

Cloud Lions hunt monsters not sweet little girls,

Just don’t look behind you, don’t ever look back…”

Fiction © Copyright Alex Grehy
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More from author Alex Grehy:


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!

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

  1. afstewart says:

    An excellent tale.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    I really like this little piece, Alex! Good luck with placing it!

  3. Pingback: Publication News: Ladies of Horror Flash Project: What should you do when the Cloud Lion roars? (Dark Poetry) – Alex Grehy Fiction

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