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Ghouls, #10weeksofhorror challenge

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Week 6! Written from my best friends' spare room at what might as well be midnight, after a very long day that started at 5.45, was followed by work and a 3 hour drive across the country! Here's my offering! 
They creeped and crawled Those nasty ghouls They sniped and lashed They spat, they drooled Always beware Of those nasty ghouls
They roasted your kids Those nasty ghouls They sliced and diced them They even refried them! Always beware Of those nasty ghouls
They choked and gnawed Those nasty ghouls They seasoned and spiced They ate them up nice Always beware Of those nasty ghouls 
They picked at their teeth Those nasty ghouls They used the kids' ribs They tossed them aside then Always beware Of those nasty ghouls 

Weekend at work vs Ways I'd rather spend my time

Here it is, a few hours late, but as promised, week 7 of the #10weeksofhorror challenge. My offering.
Weekend at work vs Ways I'd rather spend my time
‘The last thing you’ll see is a crow.’ The words echoed inside my otherwise empty mind, panic had stripped it from all other thoughts. The giant hammer fell in front of me again. I skipped out of the way, just in time. It was getting to be a closer call each time. I was getting too worn down. The horned beast’s bulky muscles rippled under his matted fur, his sweat looked like oil, dark and slick. My head spun as he heaved the hammer back into the air for another blow, without pause. I jumped, he missed, the air the hammer misplaced stung at the wounds down my face and neck.             ‘Kill him Desmondos!’ someone in the crowd yelled. A roar of agreement rose like a hate wave. I’d almost forgotten they were there.             ‘Squish his head!’ this was met with a less enthusiastic response, it was probably too mild in nature, it …

Flash fiction #10weeksofhorror challenge

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Friday arrived, and I've just finished a week full of work stress. So, for my offering this week, a flash fiction piece... short and sweet, hope you enjoy! #10weeksofhorror #8nuns


In the closet, in the dark, she hid, listening. A heavy weight dragged then thumped. The floorboards creaked.Drag and thump. Drag and thump. She tried not to make a sound, not to even breathe. Her body shook with fear. Drag and thump. It was getting closer. Drag and thump. The floorboards creaked again, this time closer still. Silence filled the house, she held her breath and prayed. She knew he was listening. The bodies of her dead sisters lay around the house as proof of what he was capable.The floorboard creaked again, he was shifting his weight, listening intently in every direction. She knew it, she could sense it, even if she couldn’t see him. She couldn’t see anything in that dark. Drag and thump. His sudden movement startled her. She barely made a sound, but it was enough. Drag and thump. Closer. …

Sirens

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#10weeksofhorror writing challenge is upon us once more! My second offering comes in the form of poetry, but hopefully remains as gruesome as expected of a Halloween tale...
ps forgive me if my French is a little rusty... 
SirensHer ghoulish teeth dripped with spit Sharpened claws caked with grit And still, she approaches And still, you allow it

Her mouth expels hate and bile Foul sounds behind a smile And still, she approaches And still, you allow it

Broken bones inside your ears From screeches filled with tears And still, she approaches And still, you allow it

Crawling out from depths below Cat like eyes pierce and glow And then, she encroaches And still, you don’t see it

She takes a whiff, just a sniff Of your eau de corps stiff And then, she encroaches And still, you don’t see it

Her eyes spoke untold torture