I Need a Transfusion #halloween #poetry #horrorweek

re-made fuseli_nightmare

 

 

Suspended above the clouds

captive of a swoon

what magician’s trick

 hung me by the moon

life leaves me in sleep

celestial I drift

all Hallow’s calamity

my blood forever drips

blood drips

 

 

DRIP, Drip, drip…

silent as the dead

the jack-o-lantern jeers

fear we now instead

notes that gave a tip

to get inside our head

wiggle with our fears

more we have to dread

a new report we get

she shot twice in the head

little ones are dear

no hallows – early now  to bed

 Zodiac killer rips

a community is fed

killings through the years

we can only hope you’re dead

blood drips

My first poem was written before Susan put up the completion for the Poet’s United prompt: The real story what is Halloween to me? To many of us who were in the San Francisco Bay Area- Halloween meant the Zodiac killer might be on the loose. I was trying to compose a short story about this killer and what it was like as a child growing up with a killer on the loose for years. The Zodiac serial killings is a cold case; the man killed 20 (or more people) and would send chilling notes through the newspapers making his threats.

blood

horror week

 

This painting is a remake of  Henry Fuseli’s Nightmare. I normally couldn’t do this to art but everyone else tends to mess around  with Fusseli.

Please forgive my theatrics- I am having way too much fun with blood this week.

And while the blood drips why not follow the grim reaper in catching some horror book giveaways over at Coffin Hop!

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Fear the Past … Zodiac (Friday Flash Fiction)

As editor of the Chronicle, I’m always receiving prank email.

This cryptic letter is reminiscent of one received by my predecessor more than forty years ago.

The hairs on the back of my neck rose as his must have.

The Zodiac killer’s identity has never been discovered.

Is this a Halloween prank or is it…

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I was little during the Zodiac’s reign of terror in San Francisco and the surrounding communities. I never feared the boogie man as much as I did the Zodiac Killer. We had Zodiac Killer bus drills. The older kids during Halloween played on our fears.

Not a Halloween goes by, that I still don’t think back to the Zodiac killer when our neighborhoods went on “high alert.” Needless to say no one ever went as far as dressing up as Z. Happy Halloween

Watch out for what creeps in the Night

 

Please join us for another 55 Friday Flash Fiction. G-Man is the host. There is always interesting micro fiction. As a writer I like the challenge and I enjoy the community as well. Please stop by.

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