Looking for inspiration for your night of horror? Come by Pen of the Damned and read what we have brewing. Here’s a taste:
- Open your eyes and see the world for the first time.
- “Wizard or Warlock, which shall it be?”
- It was no longer needed
- I mix well and put it in a flask
- How much lovelier we would be if we were dead.
- Pass me the glasses,
- Drink Deep
- Here’s to us darling!
And there are prizes but I think you need to climb in a coffin to claim them.
Enjoy Pen of the Damned today as we have a treat for you. Each of us has written a flash fiction (100 words) based on the picture prompt (above). The words I have placed below is dark compilation. Come over to the Pen and feast in our dark banquet hall.
The weeping was for all who, on small feet, come, hands overflowing with offerings; the dead screaming in their endless burn. They prowl the shadows, “You cannot flee, ” says a voice that is not his own. Husks of comforting strangers fill my head with their thoughts.
“I always laugh last.”
~ and so they are all damned
Small Sacrifices ~ Nina D’Arcangela
Damnation ~Dan Dillard
The Ruin of Man ~ Tyr Kieran
Palace ~ Joseph A Pinto
The Lost Message ~ Leslie Moon
Ghoul’s Last Laugh ~ Blaze McRob
THE OTHER PLACE ~ Thomas Brown
Dementia ~ Daemonwulf
Photograph: “Monument” © Copyright Dark Angel Photography.
The knob creaked as I gave it a twist.
I’d been able to breathe last time I’d been here.
Imprisoned behind an unlocked gate of decorative iron, I watch the world carry on without me.
Shadows beckon; so soon shall I dance.
I am plummeted to the world beyond my fears.
My mind bleeds for what should have been, for the chance never to have seen you.
The rooftop glitters, wet with slime and sunlight on old stone.
Theirs is a multitude of ignored voices; immeasurable lives ending as grist to be chewed by holy teeth.
From down the hall, the words do come, and with them now, a screeching hum.
Enjoy Pen of the Damned today as we have a rare treat for you. Each of us has written a flash fiction (100 words) based on the picture prompt (above). The words I have placed here are just appetizers of each author’s work. Come over to the Pen and feast in our dark banquet hall.
A Picture Paints 100 Words, by Dan Dillard , Veneration, by Daemonwulf
Poisonous Hope, by Tyr Kieran, Sacred Charge, by Nina D’Arcangela
Refuge, by Joseph A. Pinto, Vacuum, by Leslie Moon
Sleeping Dogs, by Thomas Brown, Inner Sanctum, by Blaze McRob
Welcome Home, Baby! by Hunter Shea
No where to go
my hands grip
this piece of flotsam
can’t remember why
Piece of wracked ship
sucked into darkest
no one hears my cry
“welcome to the crypt”
a hollow grating sound
fingertip like cold
opens it’s doors
none knows where I lie
As a writer for the Pen of the Damned, I like to draw attention to the excellence of the writing that you will read by this dark, angst wrought group. Please check out the newest short story by Dan Dillard ,“Visions of the Reaper.” If you like dark, you will not be disappointed
I apologize to the photographer as I lost the information about the piece. If you know, please contact me so I can attribute properly.