The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
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.