The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Leah Lederman
She was the guardian. Feared, hated, misunderstood, but she did her duty. Her lips, the gate, opened wide, leading the way to the gaping chasm she protected. She waited.
The first twin had been silent in its descent through the birth canal, but the second rumbled and twisted, shredding its near-dead mother. The mewling lump came forth. She swallowed it whole and withdrew, wiping the corner of her mouth with a clawed, skeletal finger.
Not all babies go to heaven.
Fiction © Copyright Leah Lederman
Image courtesy of Marge Simon
More about Leah Lederman:
Leah Lederman is a freelance writer and editor from the Indianapolis area, where she lives with her husband, their two sons, two cats, and puppy. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Toledo in 2009, she’s busied herself with writing, editing, parenting…
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