The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Ela Lourenco
Banished, exiled, cast out of my home
Left to rot in this nowhere place
Shivering with immense heat, all alone.
Punished by a society of self-righteous sinners
My pleas of innocence, ignored and refuted
I lost, the truly evil ones, the winners.
Pushed through the portal into this desolate place
Where the heat melts the sky into the sea
And survival is an elemental race.
The only creatures here, skeletal crows and decaying trees
The odour of the poisonous putrid swamp bubbles up
I must survive, to one day be free.
They think I have died; no one survives the Beyond
Either you starve or melt to death, corpse feasted on by crows
Yet they do not know, I have managed to break my bonds…
Fiction © Copyright Ela Lourenco
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com.
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