The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Suzanne Madron @suzannemadron @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

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Children of the Stones 
by Suzanne Madron 

I think about the old rock quarry a lot. I certainly think about it more now than I did back then, when it was still part of my life, with its dark-stained stream bleeding out of the nearby swamp into its quicksand crevices.

My siblings and I grew up amongst the familiar outcroppings and mud of that quarry. We spent our days and nights swimming in the dark-stained stream, diving down into the depths where no one could see us and resurfacing far enough away to float among the reeds, unseen.

We were happy then, before the men and machines came and blasted our family sanctum apart and long after the machines were left dead and rusting, the metal skeletons half-sunk and fossilizing in the dirt of a hundred landslides at the bottom of the quarry.

We persisted when they were all gone, we grew up, and we moved out. The plan was simple. Humans came into our home and destroyed it and now we live in their homes of wood and steel and glass. It seems fitting that we will bring down their world just as they brought down our hillsides and mountains in order to make their houses and buildings all those years ago. We have reclaimed what was ours, and when the time comes, our children will return to the stones we left.


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More from Suzanne Madron:

For Sale or Rent

The house across the street seems to go on the market every few months, but this time nothing about the sale is normal, including the new owners. No sooner has the for sale sign come down and the neighborhood is thrown into a Lovecraftian nightmare and the only way to find out is to attend the house warming party.

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2 Responses to The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Suzanne Madron @suzannemadron @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    Eerie and chilling, an excellent story.

  2. Very spooky, thank you for a great read!

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