Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Christina Sng @ChristinaSng @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

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Shiny 
by Christina Sng 

The car gleamed in the moonlight. 
 
Norm couldn’t help himself. His stomach raged with envy as he dragged his key across the side of the vehicle as he strode by.
 
He smiled at his handiwork. These bastards didn’t deserve this nice car. He did, he thought, as he admired his unremarkable reflection in the window.
 
The boot popped open.
 
Ah, bonus! He strode to the back of the car to check it out. The darkness was absolute. He could not see anything.
 
Annoyed, he shone his phone light into the abyss only to see an empty boot. In his disgust, he turned away, but in his periphery, he saw something move.
 
A forked, carpeted tongue the width of the boot rose up in the air, rolling itself around him before yanking him back into the boot.
 
The lid slammed shut, breaking the night silence. Gurgling sounds could be faintly heard, along with a muffled wail of agony. The car shimmered for a second before its scratch wavered and vanished.
 
Before dawn, a weary, pregnant dog wandered close to the car. She sniffed the air and sensed it was safe.
 
The back door opened and she climbed inside. She curled up on the seat to rest her tired body. By sunrise, she had given birth. 
 
As the car drove toward the river, she licked her three-headed pup and basked her face in the sun for one last time.
 
Fiction © Copyright Christina Sng
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com.

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More from Christina Sng:

A Collection of Nightmares

Hold your screams and enter a world of seasonal creatures, dreams of bones, and confessions modeled from open eyes and endless insomnia. Christina Sng’s A Collection of Nightmares is a poetic feast of sleeplessness and shadows, an exquisite exhibition of fear and things better left unsaid. Here are ramblings at the end of the world and a path that leads to a thousand paper cuts at the hands of a skin carver. There are crawlspace whispers, and fresh sheets gently washed with sacrifice and poison, and if you’re careful in this ghost month, these poems will call upon the succubus to tend to your flesh wounds and scars.
These nightmares are sweeping fantasies that electrocute the senses as much as they dull the ache of loneliness by showing you what’s hiding under your bed, in the back of your closet, and inside your head. Sng’s poems dissect and flower, her autopsies are delicate blooms dressed with blood and syntax. Her words are charcoal and cotton, safe yet dressed in an executioner’s garb.
Dream carefully.
You’ve already made your bed.
The nightmares you have now will not be kind.
And you have no one to blame but yourself.

Available on Amazon!

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5 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Christina Sng @ChristinaSng @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A terrific story.

  2. Love this – there’s so much intrigue and darkness here – would gladly read more as it has such a surreal feel

  3. ufaesthetic says:

    Great story! It really triggers the imagination.

  4. Marge Simon says:

    YES! Well done, Christina! Creepy, foreboding excellent.

  5. I wanted more…that is the mark of a great story. 🙂

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