Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Tawny McCarty @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

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by Tawny McCarty

Deep within the abyss of dreams

Resounds the sirens wicked screams;

Into slumber I dare not fall

For the victim I’ll be of her lustful call.

Alas, A man I am only

Deep in my heart so lost and so lonely;

No matter how I’ve tried

Futile are my attempts to run and hide.

To the demoness I have fallen prey

I fear I will live not another day;

I am paralyzed as I lie upon the bed

Overcome with the feeling of dread.

Suddenly I found myself fighting for air

Drowning within her raven black hair;

Falling upon me were pieces of skin

And razor sharp teeth behind her grin.

In her web I have been entangled

And the life from my body she has strangled;

Now I fear I will forever dwell

In the place between heaven and hell.

She’ll crawl inside and steal your breath

Leaving you helpless and praying for death;

Within the darkness flooding your brain as you sleep

Beware of the succubus lingering deep.

Fiction © Copyright Tawny McCarty
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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Tawny McCarty @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A darkly delightful poem.

  2. Love this – not easy to write rhyming couplets but they give the poem a wonderful pace and rhythm – this has a real “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” (Keats) vibe.

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