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Rules – 100 words max flash fiction or poetry using the following words – psycho, belt, purgatory.  Deadline is 9pm UKtime on Thursday 10th  May 2012.


By Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw



You dare call me psychopath?

I am not some crazy person with but the thinnest belt of sanity wrapped around them!

The world will know my story… they shall see!

My purgatory… this dripping cell… pen and paper to capture the overflow of words from my brain.

I write as fast as I can… but I fear my words must soon end.

No food or water…  my toes but a distant memory… 

The hunger pangs become unbearable… I have all but finished my right hand.

I pray I can finish my story before… ahhh…  my stomach growls once more…”




 © 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. Billie Jean says:

    LOL that was funny. Good writing Veronica! I enjoyed reading it.

  2. Hi Billie Jean! I am glad you enjoyed… thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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