The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
Written in Crayon
by Nina D’Arcangela
Beauty lies still in the cool depths, yet no prince approaches. Have the fairy tales failed us, or us them? Perhaps still waters run deep so frogs can be crowned king, but with all these children in my shoe, the slog seems far from candy coated, and the wee ones must be wary of the pie least they find an end in foam washing the shore of a sailor’s sea. But therein still, a wolf will lap foam when there is no snake or hare for the soup. A steal, indeed, and a good one at that as the tailor always uses a double stitch. One does wonder, did we forget the legacy of all that is grim? Or was that a passing fancy for mice to chew upon when no one is minding the lark.
Fiction © Copyright Nina D’Arcangela
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Mental Ward: EXPERIMENTS
A dank basement, shadow filled hallways, the deep echo of a metal latch being thrown while faint screams are heard… These are the things you might experience in a place where the unspeakable happens, where conscientious action and moral turpitude turn a blind eye in the interest of advancing one’s own personal pursuits in the most deranged and unjustifiable manner. The type of place where power corrupts, and depravity runs rampant among those imbued with it. A place where the unfortunate are abandoned to the devices of those who convince themselves their actions are in the best interest of science.
Mental Ward: Experiments is a collection of ten short stories that demonstrate the worst of humanity’s ambition in the interest of ‘civilized’ advancement. Step into a world where sanity is left behind, and horror is what the doctor ordered!