Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Kim Richards @Kim_Richards @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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Scurry
by Kim Richards

The sun rose upon a dirty and dead land. Dust whirling about in the air obscured its light, reducing it to a dull glow on the horizon. This place had no need of its warmth as nothing remained to drink in the rays. The grass vanished long ago along with the animals. Blackened tree trunks jutted skyward as though begging the gods to restore life. Whatever gods there once were no longer paid attention to this ruined world.
Only the roaches survived. Roaches and men, who dug themselves bunkers beneath the earth and stone. They filled the bunkers with food and water. The smart ones figured out ways to purify the air and grow things. When the hellfire erupted, both bug and human scurried into those dark places. The dumb ones starved over time and died but not before they ate roaches and roaches ate them. No one waited to be rescued; none shared what they  had. Many lost their hope; others their minds. Mankind, born of dust, succumbed when it clogged their lungs and choked out all things born and grown.
Son, I tell you this–not as a warning to be better stewards of our planet or we risk this becoming our legacy. I tell you because it is time to scurry…down into our bunker. Just follow the roaches…they know the way.
Fiction © Copyright Kim Richards
Image courtesy of Pixabay.

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About Nina D'Arcangela

Nina D’Arcangela is a quirky horror writer who likes to spin soul rending snippets of despair. She reads anything from splatter matter to dark matter. She's an UrbEx adventurer who suffers from unquenchable wanderlust. She loves to photograph abandoned places, bits of decay and old graveyards. Nina is co-owner of Sirens Call Publications, co-founder of the horror writer's group 'Pen of the Damned', and if that isn't enough, put a check mark in the box next to owner and resident nut-job of Dark Angel Photography.
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One Response to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Kim Richards @Kim_Richards @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    Loved it, especially the last line.

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