Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Christina Sng @christinasng @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction #poetry

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

All the Monsters in the World
by Christina Sng

Two minutes remaining.
We dash out of the clearing
And there, the abandoned boat
Lying sideways on the shore,
Too heavy for us to push
But we have to try anyway,
Channelling what remains
Of our dwindling adrenaline stores.
The sound of thundering footsteps
And furious ravenous screams
Spur us on to push and push
Till we see an inch of give
And then a foot and then another
Till gravity helps us out
By sliding the old boat
Swiftly into the water
Just as the monsters emerge,
Shrieking and shaking with rage,
Their prey just out of reach.
Now they turn to each other.
I hold my children in my arms
Till the island’s out of sight.
We remember those we lost,
No longer the people we love,
Ghouls on a deserted island,
No longer our island home.
“Where do we go now, Mom?”
My littlest daughter asks.
“We will find a place, somehow,
Somewhere safe, I promise.
Far from this plague I created
To reset our dying world.”
The expanse of sea surrounds us.
Death surrounds us.
A world of possibilities surrounds us.
Hope surrounds us.
Fiction © Copyright Christins Sng
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

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More from Christina Sng:

A Collection of Nightmares

Hold your screams and enter a world of seasonal creatures, dreams of bones, and confessions modeled from open eyes and endless insomnia. Christina Sng’s A Collection of Nightmares is a poetic feast of sleeplessness and shadows, an exquisite exhibition of fear and things better left unsaid. Here are ramblings at the end of the world and a path that leads to a thousand paper cuts at the hands of a skin carver. There are crawlspace whispers, and fresh sheets gently washed with sacrifice and poison, and if you’re careful in this ghost month, these poems will call upon the succubus to tend to your flesh wounds and scars.
These nightmares are sweeping fantasies that electrocute the senses as much as they dull the ache of loneliness by showing you what’s hiding under your bed, in the back of your closet, and inside your head. Sng’s poems dissect and flower, her autopsies are delicate blooms dressed with blood and syntax. Her words are charcoal and cotton, safe yet dressed in an executioner’s garb.
Dream carefully.
You’ve already made your bed.
The nightmares you have now will not be kind.
And you have no one to blame but yourself.

Available on Amazon!

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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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9 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Christina Sng @christinasng @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction #poetry

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  2. afstewart says:

    Chilling and poignant.

  3. Marge Simon says:

    Sweet, even with the darkness –!

  4. That was beautiful, Christina. ❤

  5. Beautiful poem. The ending is a nice sweet touch after so much bitter.

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