Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alyson Faye @AlysonFaye2 @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

Una v The Troll
by Alyson Faye 

Tippety tap, tippety tap

Una’s stilietto heels

catch and trap

her toeses in the wooden slats.

She screams, which wakes

the giant troll

slumbering beneath

in the grassy knoll –

cracking bones and

grinding teeth

stomach grumbling –

he smells fresh meat.

‘Who dares to march

across MY bridge?’

Shattered silence falls,

then Una bellows,

‘Show yourself, so that I can

kickbox your ugly ass

back into that grassy knell.’

Challenged and infuriated,

hairy hands and cruel claws

grasp at Una’s leg, yanking her

down into his mildewed lair.

But this prey is no victim,

she lashes out with

killer heel, gnashing teeth

and sharpened silver penknife.

She slashes, gashes and snarls,

the bridge wobbles and totters,

at the mighty tussle,

the troll takes a terrible tumble,

breaking his back

and cracking his ribs.

‘Call 911,’ he begs and snivels.

Una, blood-spattered and victorious

is gracious in defeat.

Plying a sassy smirk

she makes the call,

then gives this speech –

‘I am Una.

Number one and queen,

for that is what my name doth mean.

You’re just a troll

from times long past.

A prehistoric anomaly

and an out-caste.

This bridge is mine

I own your hairy ass.’


Fiction © Copyright Alyson Faye
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More from Alyson Faye:


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Adam is having nightmares about a skeletal shadow figure, who he calls Spindleshanks. Soon his whole class are sharing the same nightmare. Adam’s dad, Rob, knows that Spindleshanks can’t be real. But is he? One terrible night Rob has to face his son’s nightmare creature and fight for his son’s life. What would you sacrifice to have your child back safe?

“A decent two-for-one. Alyson Faye brings the engaging and eerie in equal measure.” CC Adams – horror / dark fiction author

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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alyson Faye @AlysonFaye2 @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Love it! Una is a one kick-ass queen. 😀

  2. Thank you Alex, this was a fun one to write and I let loose with it

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