Write Her Story
by Mercedes M. Yardley
Pluck out pieces of blood, bone, and sky. This is always how it begins. Mix it with free-running water, whether river or tears, and then feed it to the thirsty earth. It will demure at first, but then the dust will vomit up flowers and stinging nettle in gratitude. Thank the dunes kindly before you crush the plants and paint your cheeks and lips. This is how you become one with elements. This is how you become a warrior of the gods.
Fiction © Copyright Mercedes M. Yardley
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com Artist: Mystic Art Design
More from Mercedes M. Yardley:
Bryony Adams is destined to be murdered, but fortunately Fate has terrible marksmanship. In order to survive, she must run as far and as fast as she can. After arriving in Seattle, Bryony befriends a tortured musician, a market fish-thrower, and a starry-eyed hero who is secretly a serial killer bent on fulfilling Bryony’s dark destiny.
Mercedes M. Yardley’s Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy is a dark, lovely fairy tale with lyrical language and a high body count, and features a cover by Hugo award-winner Galen Dara. Pretty Little Dead Girls carries on the proud tradition of Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link, and Aimee Bender
Includes “Oliver Bloom” by Ryan Johnson, a short story featuring characters from Pretty Little Dead Girls.
Proudly brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from the Darkest Depths
Stop by my other blogs for more Women in Horror Month content!
Sotet Angyal, The Dark Angel – Dark emotive flash fiction written by me.
The Road to Nowhere – Horror movie picks staring strong leading ladies.
And don’t forget to visit the Women in Horror Month official web site
for more great WiHM8 events and posts!