Denver author Douglas D. Hawk loves to scare his readers, and he’s really good at it. I still have the occasional nightmare from his work, Moonslasher, http://amzn.to/2d0pvij
And then there’s Graveyard Looters. You don’t sleep enough after reading that to worry about nightmares. http://amzn.to/2cPX7kE
If hardcore horror is not your cup of poison, try Doug’s two Black Claw books, wonderful adventure tales set during WWII, with plenty of thrills but not quite so much blood.
Denver Dreadful: The Ripper of Capitol Heights
is his latest, and not to be missed.
And now, presenting a never-published flash fiction story from Mr. Hawk, just to make your day a little edgier.
MOONLIT DREAM GIRL
Watching from the moon night shadows, his dementia distorted her, remade her, morphed her into Dream Girl.
Standing in the small clearing, she was radiant, stunning. Dream Girl was a vision of love and adoration; a delusion of lust and wanton possession. Clinging to her thighs, the silky skirt molded around her and the sweater hugged her body tightly, amplifying her plentiful breasts.
She paused, her beautiful, moon-washed expression curious.
He knew that Dream Girl sensed him. And his smile was feral.
A figment of the night, he crept toward her. Dream Girl would know him. Again. Love him. Again. She would submit her body to him. Again. And her life.
Peering into the murky gloom beyond the moon-washed clearing, her eyes widened as he emerged into the silvery glow. But, she did not scream and she did not run.
She smiled. A toothsome smile; a smile filled with delight, appreciation and needle-pointed fangs.
Disconcerted, he stared.
Dream Girl again morphed…
Lion became lamb and a torn throat spurted hot blood and Dream Girl drank deeply.
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Copyright © 2011 Douglas D. Hawk