The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Elizabeth H. Smith
A dream within a dream, she appeared as I slept, deep in my mind. She spoke with a soft voice
and with gentle words. But they spoke of terrible things. Things to come, things that were soon
She hushed my want to tell the world what was coming. I was special. I’d been chosen and my
fate was decided. There was no choice in the matter. I begged and begged to save them, to
save them all. But she told me it could not be done.
As was told, I survived the end. I watched everything and everyone die. I wanted to join them in
mass extinction, but I knew I had a purpose. Once all was gone, I walked the barren Earth,
seeding life wherever I went so it could begin anew.
Fiction © Copyright Elizabeth H. Smith
Image courtesy of Pixabay
More About Elizabeth H. Smith:
Elizabeth H. Smith is a storyteller who writes while trying to keep her cat, Luna off the keyboard. The musical group, Rasputina is her muse. She was born in the state of New York and would never feel at home anywhere else.
Through Clouded Eyes: A Zombie’s Point of View
Through Clouded Eyes: A Zombie’s Point of View: a collection of twelve stories told from the Zombie’s perspective.
They’re shambling toward you, feet dragging on the broken roadway. Arms outstretched, faces slack, they move as if they’re tracking your scent on the wind. You want to run, but you know there’s nowhere to hide.
Aware of their insatiable hunger, fear paralyzes you. These things were once human, people someone loved. Is there anything left inside them – some sliver of humanity that may save you from this nightmare? Your mind doesn’t want to accept the inevitable, a single thought consumes you: what are they thinking?
With your chance of escape dwindling, you snap out of it and run like hell knowing there is little to no hope; fate is coming for you. Soon you will see what they see Through Clouded Eyes…
Featuring stories from Maynard Blackoak, Calvin Demmer, Paul M. Feeney, Stacy Fileccia, Trevor Firetog, DH Hanni, Shannon Lawrence, Josh MacLeod, Zachary O’Shea, Neal Privett, Mark Steinwachs, and Alex Woolf
A terrific story, very chilling.
Great story – so full of despair and strange hope