Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Kathleen McCluskey @KathleenMcClus4 @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

by Kathleen McCluskey

Along the tracks Judith walked; she looked around. Not remembering how she had gotten on the rails she began to walk towards the train station in the distance. Her intuition was telling her that something wasn’t quite right. She looked down. Realizing she was dressed in her night clothes she instantly blushed. Out of instinct she crossed her arms over her waist in an effort to retain some dignity. As she got closer to the train station she could feel the air change. The hair on her arms stood at attention and the slight smell of ozone filled the air.

She thought she heard somebody whisper her name and she twisted around to try and see where the voice had come from. Over her shoulder she heard her name again. Horrified she spun around again. Her name came again, this time she could feel the hot breath of the speaker. She tried to run but was frozen in place. The one that spoke her name showed himself as he stepped out of the shadow. His long horns, red skin and cloven feet came into view. Aghast Judith tried to look away but her eyes had met his and she was captivated. “Hello, Judith. It looks as though we are at somewhat of a crossroads.” He stepped closer, “I am here to strike a bargain with you.” He was walking circles around Judith, “You have lived as a poor woman your entire life. Wouldn’t it be nice to have everything and anything you’ve ever desired at your fingertips?” Tears began to slide down Judith’s face. “Why are you crying? I only speak the truth.” His forked tongue grazed the side of her cheek. “Don’t sob, the world is about to become less stressful and less terrifying.” Judith began to shake, her sobbing sounds changed to a shrill cackle, “You crossroads demons are so stupid.” Her white nightgown tore off of her as she transformed. Her once beautiful skin changed to that of a snake. “I am the one who dwells in the darkness. I am shocked that you couldn’t sense who I was.” She towered over the demon, “I am she, the one they call Dominion. I am second hand to the master himself.” She took the crossroads demon by the throat and crushed him into ash.

Judith changed herself back to the demure being and continued to walk towards the train station. She had some souls to collect from the next train.

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More from Kathleen McCluskey:

The Long Fall: Book 1: The Inception of Horror

Lucifer always cunning and intelligent challenges father to a battle of wits. Being the angel of light he casts a judgemental eye upon mankind. He begins a war with his fellow archangels and God. Michael, along with his siblings defend their home and mankind from their deranged brother. Broad swords and hand to hand combat drench heaven in blood. The four apocalyptic steeds are released, each having their own destructive power. Betrayal and lust are at biblical levels. Understand the very creation of evil and the consequenses that transpire in the first of THE LONG FALL series.

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3 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Kathleen McCluskey @KathleenMcClus4 @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A terrific story.

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