Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @darc_nina #LoH

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

A Pinch
by Angela Yuriko Smith

I will pay you back

for the sins of my father—

bloody baptism.


But you say it’s all too much: the bills

my habits, you call me high maintenance.


You knew what I was. You answered

my ad. You responded to me all

despondent and sad. 

I sought lonely hearts.

You gave what you had. 


I say it’s not enough: the kills

your face, so maintain me with competence.


I will cut you free

from your loneliness and pain.

You might feel a pinch.



More from Angela Yuriko Smith:

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author and co-publisher of Space and Time magazine, a publication that has been printing speculative fiction, art and poetry since 1966. Together we build a poem as a community each month. Visit “Exquisite Corpse” at to submit.

Catch up with Angela here!


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3 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @darc_nina #LoH

  1. Wonderfully menacing – don’t entertain a succubus if you can’t afford the price – such a visual piece.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Ooooo! “A little pinch” — says dentist. He lies. Seriously, Alex is spot on – -menacing!!

  3. afstewart says:

    Darkly creepy.

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