Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alex Grehy @indigodreamers @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

Chasing Rainbows 
by Alex Grehy

Glowing rainbows fell bright

upon the earth, so beautiful

that no-one ever questioned

why they fell as bolts not bows.


Had aliens seeded legends of the 

pots of gold? First capturing human

imaginations then their flesh and souls

as greedy men chased elusive riches.


Some, the lucky ones, plunged

over unseen cliffs, blinded by

their obsessions; others starved,

lost in impossible longings. 


The colour attracted all who

could perceive it – monkeys, birds,

fish, all dying of exhaustion

chasing unattainable dreams.


Seeing only the white flash of lightning 

and fearing the approaching storm,

dogs and cattle fled to the monochrome

safety of the barn and the simple comfort

of their beds in the fragrant hay.


Fiction © Copyright Alex Grehy
Image courtesy of Rie Sheridan Rose.


More from author Alex Grehy:


After a lifetime of writing technical non-fiction, Alex Grey is fulfilling her dream of writing poems and stories that engage the reader’s emotions. Her work has been featured by a wide range of publications including Siren’s Call, Raconteur, Bookends Review, and Toasted Cheese. One of her comic poems is also available via a worldwide network of public fiction dispensers managed by French publisher, Short Edition. Her ingredients for contentment are narrow boating, greyhounds, singing and chocolate. It is a sweet life, yet Alex’ original view of the world has led to her best friend to say ‘For someone so lovely, you’re very twisted!

Please click here to discover more!   


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8 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alex Grehy @indigodreamers @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A fantastic poem.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Frightening as the strange bolts themselves, Alex! The sweet horror of Armageddon!

  3. So vivid! I really enjoyed this. The photo is gorgeous too!

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