dear poets and storytellers. Have you read or watched anything scary lately? I
mean, other than in the news? I hope so. No, I’m not hoping that you’ve watched
scary news, but that you’ve read or watched something a bit scary for pleasure.
That sounds so strange, doesn’t it? What other species delights in terrifying itself?
I guess we are special (or
a bit mad *cough*).
been enjoying creepy books and movies. So, for today’s optional prompt, I
invite you to write poetry or prose inspired by one (or more) of the following scary quotes:
“There is something at work in my soul, which
I do not understand.”
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
“I must confess to you: I’m giving serious
thought to eating your wife”
Hannibal, by Thomas Harris
“I think perhaps all of us go a little crazy
Psycho, by Robert Bloch
“Grownups are the real monsters.”
It, by Stephen King
“Blood is really warm, it’s like drinking hot
chocolate but with more screaming.”
Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your… Brains, by Ryan Mecum
If your muse isn’t in the mood for creepy, choose any piece you like; new or old, fiction or nonfiction, short or longish (369 words or fewer). Please, add the direct link to your post; one link per participant. After you share your words, visit other writers and see what their muses have chosen to delight (or terrify) us with on the third week of October.
Rommy will ask us to take inspiration from the word “sweet”.