Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Amanda Worthington @AmandaW58679588 @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

A Host for all your Sweet Nothings
by Amanda Worthington

Your words are bright pinpricks in the gloom of Monday

They twist in me until the dermis breaks

Opening me up to your influence


It feels warm as I bleed

Ever the voyeur, I watch helplessly

As it slicks your fingers around each new point of entry


I feel the pulse quicken in my wrist

It is coming now.

They are coming now.

I try to rip the pins out

And your hand envelops mine

Holding it there

I want to resist but my flesh doesn’t

So long has it been since…


A hush descends as it happens, and I don’t dare to breathe

And I realize that this isn’t who I thought you were honestly.

Who I thought I was


We are brightness swirling around dark cores

Accretion discs.

Treacherous. Worlds still forming.

Always on the brink of disaster

But hiding it with laughter


Something stirs in me

The thing you’ve put there chitters impatiently


And we shouldn’t, I think

And even if we could, we wouldn’t

It doesn’t seem fair, does it? You say


As if reading my thoughts

No, I agree

It doesn’t


I cry out as another pin goes in

The sharp strikes a nerve this time

But the goodness that follows

The pleasure that flows

My veins swallow it down then


My focus shifts and I feel it multiply

And there are so many inside me now

And I can’t deny that I want it

Soon, I will be completely festooned

Until you decide to pull these pins out


When the time is right

You will remove each bright tack

One by one


Leaving me full of holes

And with only the memory of your touch

And the ancient insectile things crawling

Burrowing down deep

Refusing to resurface

Holding fast


I am a host for all your sweet nothings

And if I cannot have you

Then let me have them for company


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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Amanda Worthington @AmandaW58679588 @Darc_Nina #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    A fascinating poem.

  2. Marge Simon says:

    Amanda, hat’s off to you for such a successful poem, matching supremely well with the prompt! Loved it!

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