Urgh. Don’t know what I ate and drank last night, but this morning, I felt rough. Dry, gravelly throat, sluggish movements and REALLY itchy skin. I mean it felt as though it were crawling. Ugh. I’ve been planning a Selfie post for a while now, and decided on today. It’s a warts and all one, I’m afraid. I couldn’t be bothered airbrushing it this time. … Continue reading Saturday Selfie: Hallowe’en Special
On top of the hill Stands the derelict hotel Where rooms still have guests Continue reading Hurried Hallowe’en Haiku: Horror Hotel
Cobwebs reach across. Forming nice patterns for some Death traps for others Continue reading Hurried Hallowe’en Haiku: Sinister Sides
The cool autumn air, made crisp by the light of the Moon with a breeze that brings with it an early chill Mist circles in an eerie haze and distant noises echo ethereal and penetrating sounds bringing closer the darkness Everything is strange in the darkness Shadows elongated by the position of the Moon Whispers and screams combine into their own unique sounds Everything causes … Continue reading Making Light the Darkness
Black candles burn well Casting light through the shadows, Magic from the books Continue reading Hurried Hallowe’en Haiku: Black Magic
Look, it wasn’t my fault. I’d gone into the Bathroom to perform a little spell to try to get rid of all of the Seasonal Spirits I’d somehow managed to unleash in an earlier post. I’d gathered all of the required items, elements and other whatnots and set about casting the spell. For those who are unaware, the Bathroom has a rather mystical quality, shall … Continue reading Magical Mishap
I watched the light flash fade I heard the sound of evil laughter I tried to mimic someone being brave I’m sure that I’ve run faster I spin at every sound In a state of fear and tension Heart beating to the limit Filled with apprehension I must flip this on its head Kick-start my inner strength Insulate myself from the fear Keep it all … Continue reading Wordle: Haunted
Even through the darkness they shone, peering from the top shelf like some twisted and horrific CCTV system, without the equipment. The flickering candlelight and echoing tick tock tick of the free-standing clock on the other side of the cellar made them become more alive. Animated. They bobbed and blinked and stared forwards, silently observing but never revealing any of the secrets that played out … Continue reading Eyes!
Take a sinister clown. Any sinister clown will do. Tweak the image somewhat, if needed (or bearable). Add some sinister text. And then have a good night’s sleep. There’s a random craze sweeping the world at the moment of some odd people dressing as clowns and just standing there, trying to intimidate people for some reason. Real clowns are up in arms about it as … Continue reading Sweet Screams…!
I was recently introduced to a new form of poem called a clerical –nope – clarion – not that – cladogram – nah – clavicorn – claptrap – ah, a clerihew! A whimsical four-line biograph where the first line features the subject’s name. I wanted to do something slightly different with this form, and tell a tale featuring some of my characters. Raven is cropping … Continue reading Twisted Claptrap (hmmm)
There was an old siren called Bet Who transfixed everybody she met Until one fateful day When fate crossed her way And she became Raven’s new pet Now Raven she tried to transfix But sometimes some things just don’t mix Her hypnotic powers Were useless for hours And Bet found herself in a fix Though Raven was in a good mood He was going to … Continue reading Slightly Spooky Totally Silly Limerick 2016-2: The Siren
#WorldWatercolorGroup The October Adventure over on Doodlewash is “The Simple Things in Life”. Charlie has provided a list of prompts for October, and I’ve covered quite a few of them in this very rushed watercolour. I’m rushing everything these days, it seems! Yes, I’ve used Pumpkins, Full Moons (or Sunsets depending on your point of view) and Autumn Leaves (which would be in the painting … Continue reading Creepy Pumpkin
It may be the light But look closely at the eyes… They tend to follow Continue reading Hurried Hallowe’en Haiku: The Eyes
The air is still, the sky is clear The breeze is keeping the mist from here The view from the bridge obscured tonight A light trail leads to an eerie sight A floating figure fills the space Long trim cloak obscures the face Fingers like needles pointing forth Words trip when it tries to talk It stutters and screeches and spills out sounds As it … Continue reading Wordle: Spectre
She opens her book Slowly flicks through the pages And stops for a spell Continue reading Hurried Hallowe’en Haiku: Ponderings