As the night cools
And the winds carry messages
From ghouls
Or fools
And echoey footsteps
Approach from behind
Or around
From ghouls
Or fools
The wolves in the distance howl
As do the owls hoot
And the cats mew
With a ghoul
Or fool
Or two
Acting a fool by being a ghoul
Then silence
A snap
Or a scream
Freeze!
A whisper
Or a whistle
A message on the wind
I’m over here…
I’m near…
And echoey footsteps behind
As the wolves in the distance howl
A snap
Spin!
A cat mews
Spin!
An owl hoots
Spin again!
And through it all
In silence
A silence
Its silence
The Moon rises
The night gets cooler
Spinning turns to running
And echoey footsteps
Fade into the night


Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

12 Comments

  1. Not me…I could be out of there.

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    1. One wouldn’t really stick around with all that going on, Beverly!

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  2. You’re really into the spookiness Tom, are you a vampire ? 😳

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    1. Sometimes, Elaine, although today I’m feeling more like a zombie!!!

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      1. Can you take some medication 😳

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        1. Nah… just plenty of rest! 😀

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  3. Good one Tom – REALLY Spooky!!! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. Mwahaha!
      Thanks, Prenin.

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  4. Well done, Tom! I like all of this spookiness.

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    1. Thanks, Eugenia. Me too!

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  5. Put down the Night Nurse, Tom. You aren’t meant to drink it straight from the bottle, nor in that amount!
    tsk tsk.

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    1. Or take it with cheese, apparently, Cobs!

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