The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Kathleen McCluskey
Jessica wept as she looked down upon her creation as it floated above her palm. She was dumbfounded why they were not flourishing. She had to get some help from her brother. He already had established himself as a creator with his success on other worlds. He was the eldest of all of the gods and she loathed his superior and smug attitude. She had to swallow her pride and go seek him out for some guidance.
She found him on his couch basking in the adoration of his latest creation.
“Jeffrey, do you have a moment? I hate to disturb you but I need your help.”
He sighed annoyingly, “What do you want? Can’t you see that I am busy here?”
She could see his stark red lines on his body glowing. He looked down, “this is what complete devotion looks like. You’re pathetic with your blue. What do you want me to do for you? Take over your world? If I do that I will annihilate all of them just out of spite. Your archaic approach of allowing free will is never going to work. You have to demand complete and total devotion. It’s the only way to be red.”
“Jeffrey, my world may be primitive compared to yours but at least mine are happy.”
“HA! Happy? Mine are happy. They are happy that I am their god. They are happy that their bellies are full and their lives are complete. What does your world have? Pestilence, war, death and famine. Just destroy it and start over, sister. You’d be better off.” He leaned back and enjoyed the devotion being sent his way.
Jessica walked amongst the clouds for what seemed like an eternity. She looked at her world. “Would it be so bad if I destroyed it and started over? “I’ve never destroyed a planet before.” She thought. She began to close her palm. She could hear the crackling of the metal as she brought her fingers into the center of her hand. Jessica immediately had a wave of ecstasy wash over her. Her once dull navy blue lines began to glow a vibrant purple. Her eyes washed over white; her head tossed back and her mouth agape she sighed heavily. Now she knew that it wasn’t adoration that made her stripes glow; it was terror. She smiled widely as she went to find Jeffrey again. She wanted his world.
Fiction © Copyright Kathleen McCluskey
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from Kathleen McCluskey:
The Long Fall: Book 1: The Inception of Horror
Lucifer always cunning and intelligent challenges father to a battle of wits. Being the angel of light he casts a judgemental eye upon mankind. He begins a war with his fellow archangels and God. Michael, along with his siblings defend their home and mankind from their deranged brother. Broad swords and hand to hand combat drench heaven in blood. The four apocalyptic steeds are released, each having their own destructive power. Betrayal and lust are at biblical levels. Understand the very creation of evil and the consequenses that transpire in the first of THE LONG FALL series.
A god named Jeffery? Now I’ve heard everything lol how terrifying to think right now, our entire world could be in the hands of an ambivalent creator, that we could be destroyed with a clutch of the hand…
Yeah, I gave them human names so they were relatable. I think having somebody that you feel is an ally turn and become evil is terrifying. That’s why I gave them “common” names. Just for the record…Michael the archangel has a pretty benign name. 😁 I’m glad you enjoyed my tale.
Micheal was probably a really badass name until us humans ruined it, I notice we haven’t been able to do the same with arch angel Metatron though 😂
Way to set up a new ‘clash of the titans’ – Jeffrey won’t know what hit him!