Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Nina D’Arcangela @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
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When the Silver Fell
by Nina D’Arcangela

As I sit on the bank shivering under a woolen blanket, I can still hear the metal screech of the bridge as it tore loose. I hear car horns blaring, people screaming, see holiday gifts tumbling on the rough current… Many say a large winged creature warned of it. My harbinger, miniature in scale, spoke of the collapse, the frigid water, the slab of asphalt angling to the silt below. What he didn’t tell me was that you would ruin me, you’d take everything, and in that taking, you’d try to take me too. I wish you had.

Forty-six people died that evening, the only two never to surface again brought me into this world, and you saw fit to never allow them the dignity they deserved.



More from Nina D’Arcangela:


A dank basement, shadow filled hallways, the deep echo of a metal latch being thrown while faint screams are heard… These are the things you might experience in a place where the unspeakable happens, where conscientious action and moral turpitude turn a blind eye in the interest of advancing one’s own personal pursuits in the most deranged and unjustifiable manner. The type of place where power corrupts, and depravity runs rampant among those imbued with it. A place where the unfortunate are abandoned to the devices of those who convince themselves their actions are in the best interest of science.

Mental Ward: Experiments is a collection of ten short stories that demonstrate the worst of humanity’s ambition in the interest of ‘civilized’ advancement. Step into a world where sanity is left behind, and horror is what the doctor ordered!

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4 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Nina D’Arcangela @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Succinct, yet powerful. I love it, Nina.

  2. Poignant and intriguing – beuatifully crafted

    • Thanks, Alex! A little twist on Mothman lore and the collapse of the Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, WV in December 1967. There’s a ton of info on the event available online. ❤ xoxo

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