Damned Words 34

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What dark imaginings can a flower bring? Find out what the authors over at Pen of the Damned​ have seen in this image… 8 pieces of dark flash fiction for you enjoyment!

Includes pieces by Jon Olson​, Lydia Prime​, Mercedes Yardley​, Scarlett R. Algee​, A.F. Stewart​, Mark Steinwachs​, Nina D’Arcangela​, and me!

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Worthy of Heart

Damned Words 29 Photo Prompt

Worthy of Heart

by Lee A. Forman

Preserve their milky flesh; make bare soft, pink innards. Harvest remains, cover them in garnish, make beauty of woeful frames. Consume the fetal home—the birthing apparatus—for it is not lasting. But the tiny, wriggling creatures, perfect for trimming. They grow with skill, become things that made them. They pose for desire, malleable to intention. To play with life and death, their brittle models, is to be a god with artful power. Divine imagination is the finest tool. To make rich and vibrant something dull, paint life onto spilled passing.

Beautiful as the collection stands, it is but practice. Want of larger work—a showpiece worthy of burning hearts—fuels stimulus with copious motivation. The hunt must seek substantial result. Perhaps, something less of nature. A fine canvas, tall and supple. The grand puppet of evolution. Two masters of the Earth, to be my servants. They’ll birth the final piece, to be emptied of mortality, and filled with tender love of my pursuit.

Read more twisted flash fiction stories based on this photo on Pen on the Damned!

Includes stories by A.F. StewartMercedes M. Yardley, Jon OlsonNina D’ArcangelaMark SteinwachsChristopher A LiccardiScarlett R. Algee, Lydia Prime, and John Potts Jr

Damned Words 25 – Pen of the Damned

Nine flash fiction stories – one photo. Check out what Pen of the Damned​ has to offer this month on ‘Damned Words 25’  including my own interpretation, ‘Misapprehension’

Includes stories by Brian Moreland​, Jon Olson​, John Potts​ Jr, Mark Steinwachs​, A.F. Stewart​, Christopher A Liccardi​, Joseph A. Pinto​, and Nina D’Arcangela​

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Pen of the Damned is a collection of dark tales told by those who freely dive into the maw of damnation and live to tell their stories. Every Tuesday a new story is posted to the site by one of its handful of eclectic writers. And once or twice a cycle, the members write their interpretation of a photo prompt as a group post. The stories are short and not so sweet, with a lingering aftertaste of terror.

If you haven’t checked out the site I dare you to take a look into the pitch black, if only to see if you can find the light again.

www.penofthedamned.com

Damned Words 23 by Pen of the Damned

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This week on Pen of the Damned, each member wrote a piece exactly 100 words long, using this same photo as a prompt. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. The Damned give you 100 each.

Click HERE to read!

Ghosts of Judgement Bridge by Brian Moreland

Departing Obstruction by Lee A. Forman

Honor by Mark Steinwachs

Safe by Christopher A. Liccardi

Crossing by Veronica Magenta Nero

Where will you go, Josie May? by John Potts Jr.

Just Cut Deep by Jon Olson

Awakened by Joseph A. Pinto

Ghost Train by A.F. Stewart

Mother’s Rage by Nina D’Arcangela

Follow Pen of the Damned on Twitter @penofthedamned And like us on Facebook

Pen of the Damned is a collection of dark tales told by those who freely dive into the maw of damnation and live to tell their stories. Every Tuesday a new story is posted to the site by one of its handful of eclectic writers. And once or twice a cycle, the members write their interpretation of a photo prompt as a group post. The stories are short and not so sweet, with a lingering aftertaste of terror.

If you haven’t checked out the site I dare you to take a look into the pitch black, if only to see if you can find the light again.

www.penofthedamned.com