Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alex Grehy @indigodreamers @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

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Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

The Beautiful Apocalypse 
by Alex Grehy

The end did not come in fire, soot and ash,

Grey bones and dust failed to fall to earth.


That last day, the sun set on an uncertain future, 

a red doom on the horizon lighting wrathful clouds.

As midnight turned, the sky cleared, stars transfixed

in the indigo sky, the crystalline indigo sky.


Below, the world vitrified, last breaths cooling into blown glass

spheres; lovers transformed to frosted sculptures, more elegant 

than Lalique. The air, the water, all turned to glass,

preserving perfectly the last day, the last day of ordinary 

things, made extraordinary by their ending.


Ghosts drift between crystal planes, lost, wondering 

why they’d never seen the perfection of their mundane lives,

until they were reflected in the flawless mirror 

of the beautiful apocalypse.


Fiction © Copyright Alex Grehy
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More from author Alex Grehy:


After a lifetime of writing technical non-fiction, Alex Grey is fulfilling her dream of writing poems and stories that engage the reader’s emotions. Her work has been featured by a wide range of publications including Siren’s Call, Raconteur, Bookends Review, and Toasted Cheese. One of her comic poems is also available via a worldwide network of public fiction dispensers managed by French publisher, Short Edition. Her ingredients for contentment are narrow boating, greyhounds, singing and chocolate. It is a sweet life, yet Alex’ original view of the world has led to her best friend to say ‘For someone so lovely, you’re very twisted!

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3 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alex Grehy @indigodreamers @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    That is beautiful and sad. I loved it.

  2. Pingback: Publication News: Ladies of Horror Flash Project: The Beautiful Apocalypse (Dark Poetry) – Alex Grehy Fiction

  3. camillapeterken says:

    Wow! Somewhat scary.

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