Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alina Măciucă @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!


Words of Greatness 
by Alina Măciucă

I slithered through the rocks

To the valley and then climbed back,

One with water, caressed by moss and ‘

Worshiped by the Sun.

At first there were two, dipped their fleshy

Limbs in my river, tainted my water

With their sweet-sour scent

Then another, a tiny image of the others.

They grew as trees, yet could not stand


My river turned red with the blood of the

Stags they butchered as they wore

The pelts of wolves on their backs.

“What could I do, what could I do?”

I lamented to the Sun.

“They do not know, they do not know,

That they are not like you and I, forever.

When they come dip their spears

In your river, whisper words of greatness

In their ears. Tell them it is them, and only

Them who can judge time.”

And I did so, and taught them how to die.


Fiction © Copyright Alina Măciucă
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More about Alina Măciucă:

meblurAlina Măciucă enjoys reading, writing, buying odd trinkets, and taking photos of beautifully decaying buildings. She has formally studied religion and hermeneutics at the University of Bucharest, and really has a thing for the Greco-Roman mysteries and Gnosticism, as well as for Renaissance magic. She lives in Bucharest with her very supportive boyfriend, their two cats, and an ever-expanding vinyl and book collection.



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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alina Măciucă @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Marge Simon says:

    Good show!

  2. Really enjoyed this – such a resonant poem – truly if we don’t respect elements of nature, they will get us in the end.

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