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

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Frankenstein’s Angel  
by Alex Grehy

Through the generations, 

the fire of Frankenstein’s obsession,

to kindle life from death, remained 

unquenched by failure.

.

The last Doctor F, deluded as the first,

found the feather glowing at the 

bottom of the grave, below the 

noisome remains he’d unearthed for spare parts.

.

He thought it a sign, maybe a phoenix feather, 

an omen for his latest resurrection; how was he to know

that the corpse had been blessed by an angel, granting

a gift of peace and a death free of fear, so unlike her life.

ended too soon by a father who feared

the loss of her virtue more than the

damnation of his eternal soul.

.

He secured her shapely remains to the table, 

placed his apparatus, the helmet, the electrodes.

The angel’s feather, in its specimen jar, leapt, shattered the

glass, hovered, shaking, like an like an admonitory finger 

before settling between the woman’s breasts.

.

He threw the switch, regardless. A flash more divine 

than rational blinded him for a moment, then 

she stood before him, her monstrous beauty divine, 

wings of light streaming as she wordlessly regarded him.

.

Unlike the others, she did not rise confused or dismayed, 

She knew her purpose – to heal all fears, as hers

had been healed by death; her diamond eyes seeing 

a clarity of mercy, untainted by vengeance.

.

She erased his fear of being alone, 

the driving force of his existence, left him 

senseless, barely motivated to breathe.

.

The windmill sails spun wildly as she swept through

the countryside on her celestial mission. She pacified

the braying mob; eliminated their fear of the unknown,

their vile hatred dropping with their pitchforks.

.

Freedom from fear, the angel’s gift – 

released from the fear of failure, they failed,

released from the fear of hunger, they starved,

released from the fear of death, they died,

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So did Frankenstein’s Angel bring 

a peace of sorts to the world.

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Fiction © Copyright Alex Grehy
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

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More from author Alex Grehy:

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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!

Please click here to discover more!   

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

  1. afstewart says:

    A darkly fantastic poem.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Such beauty — brings a smile to my lips. Thank you!

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