Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @darc_nina #LoH

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

The High Cost of Assumptions
by Angela Yuriko Smith

I saw her at dawn, delicate

like porcelain, some fine China to mine

and make mine. She wouldn’t mind 

my advances, my flirts, a girl like her

would like me, a hero. I showed her

my money, my green, took off my ring—

dolla dolla babydoll, I’ll make you sing.


I saw him at dawn

staggering down the road, lost—

and oblivious.


She’s hungry for me, I know

ready to go, licking her sweet lips

she wants to tickle my fancy

and I can’t wait for a taste.

With not a word, and she’s got me

this kinky doll, among the tombs—

this one’s too hot for me to handle.


I’m hungry for him

like a lamb, he follows me—

an early breakfast.


Lesson learned too late

the fair sex isn’t fair, deep sliced

deboned like fowl, I spilled my guts

secrets revealed, feeding flies on my lies.

I was just looking for fun, a tasty treat

an adventure before I settled, a story

to share over warm beer and hot wings.


Lesson learned too late

broken porcelain can cut—

most roses have thorns.


More from Angela Yuriko Smith:

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author and co-publisher of Space and Time magazine, a publication that has been printing speculative fiction, art and poetry since 1966. Together we build a poem as a community each month. Visit “Exquisite Corpse” at to submit.

Catch up with Angela here!


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3 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @darc_nina #LoH

  1. afstewart says:

    A terrific poem.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Good one, Angela!

  3. That is fabulous – the rhythm is captivating – just like your MC 🙂

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