Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Ela Lourenco @ElaLourenco @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

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by Ela Lourenco


For eons I slumbered

Moulded into the rocks

Civilisations came and went

I cared not

Unintelligent cattle, forever waging wars

Killing and decimating each other

I didn’t even deign to open an eye

At their pathetic antics

I slept so long

My scales become one with the Earth


Until the day the very core of the planet

Shook in fear.

The once lush green now ash

Skies of smog and grey

The Earth crying in pain

And so I rose once again

To cleanse the Mother

Of this vermin called man.


Fiction © Copyright Ela Lourenco
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More from Ela Lourenco:

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The Royal tournament, the Karnac, is fully underway. But there is deception and betrayal at every turn. Unseen dark forces are at play, both within the school grounds and out with. Even the Gods are unable to help when a new threat looms over them all.The very existence of Azmantium depends on Lara fully becoming the Child of Fire and casting aside the Shadows lurking in every corner of her beloved planet.Can she overcome the challenges that await? Will the Shadows cover the world in darkness? Only Lara and her friends can change the fate of Azmantium.

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3 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Ela Lourenco @ElaLourenco @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A terrific poem.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Satisfying ending, yes? 🙂

  3. Love the clarity of this poem – when the serpent awakes his thought process is pretty straightforward – and we are doomed.

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