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Rules – 100 words max flash fiction or poetry using the following words – curdle, cherub, rip.  Deadline is 9pm UKtime on Thursday 22nd  March 2012.



By Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw


She felt it rip through her senses… a shriek… barely human.

Stumbling into the nursery… a scene from hell… she felt the blood curdle in her veins… sour vomit rose up in her throat.

The cherub face… smeared with blood… tiny fingers dripping grey jelly.

The father lay crumpled on the floor… where once had been an ear… a gaping hole.

The toddler stared up at her mother’s face… ashen with fear.

Then she crawled back onto the still body… keening voice begging…

“Da… da… da…”

The zombie child returned to its meal…

Her unhuman mouth greedily slurping Da’s brains.


©  2012 – Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw.  All Rights Reserved.

About VeronicaThePajamaThief

Bio: Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw Born in Lisboa, Portugal to parents of Portuguese/Russian descent, Veronica Marie and her wife, Christina Anne, call the Pacific Northwest home, where the couple are “still very much on honeymoon!” When not teaching and finishing her own studies for a Masters in Sociology, Veronica writes fiction, primarily noir - "I love dark!". Her long fascination with noir fiction prompted Veronica to try her own hand at writing fiction several years ago. She has been published in Pulp Metal Magazine, The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology, the horror anthology 100 Horrors, from Cruentus Libri Press, Nightfalls: an End of the World anthology, Drunk On The Moon 2: A Roman Dalton anthology and Gloves Off: Near To the Knuckle's debut anthology. Veronica has also appeared in the inaugural issue of Literary Orphans magazine and her horror/urban fantasy short story SOUL TAKER was recently chosen for inclusion in Lily Childs' february femmes fatales, an urban fantasy/horror anthology. Veronica counts among her mentors - Carole A Parker, Lily Childs, Paul D Brazill, Richard Godwin, Joyce Juzwik and Vicki Abelson. She is currently working on the third draft of her first novel – a memoir – as well the second draft of her first fiction novel, a fantasy novel and the publication of a collection of her flash fiction and short stories. Lily's The Feardom and Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write Facebook writing group have both been a tremendous source of support and inspiration for Veronica. Veronica’s writings can be found at and, and
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  1. CMStewart says:

    “tiny fingers dripping grey jelly” Yikes! You get straight to the point. Well done! 🙂

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