“It was born this way,” the keeper said, while the crowd fought to peer into the bars. “Don’t get too close.”
wrestling poltergeists and lake monsters and feeling very un-humorous.
and not very scary, either. please stand by.
among worse hobbies to have
He rummaged through her dresser, desperately seeking a certainty she had been cheating — all those late nights in dark evening dresses with foreign smells indicated something, (he was sure).
He dropped it all in the face of a still-bleeding blade.
Funerals for her victims.
grass dying in our hands
It was better there, they lilted in the wind. People could hear the whining of the rust swing set chains from blocks away and the shuffle of wild, desperate feet. Folktales rumored children’s sobs, but the eeriest of all is their voices never sounded.
Desmond’s back had begun cushioning the couch, and his brain grew drunker as his skull sobered, and the world was caught beneath his fingernails. He ate too much and not enough and in a fatigued misstep, he turned on the news.
untitled alt title i do write fiction too although this is not my best example
He felt a stranger tail him like hawks or vultures would, sweeping strides on sidewalks and the bedroom floor until he felt its breath against neck. A watchful eye or maybe a thousand — he could never tell while the world was this lit like this. They knew, though. Friends and family felt it there too and he was alone with his own angry shadow.
harry hills could get his thrills
by hot wiring old beat up hondas
but harry one day
did not get away
and now harry’s mom
pays significant bail bondas
failures in flying
dylan dolt was dumb as nails
dylan’s plans would always fail
yet dylan dolt thought he would try
to make lead wings so he would fly
well dylan tried and dylan fell
and died as far as we could tell
but in the wind we sometimes see
dark dark wings in dying trees
13 shades of charred
zachary zap was a brave old chap
until his luck became fright’ning
for a soggy black cat
crossed zachary’s path
and then he got struck
(over our dead body)
there was a hungry murder of
sly sly crows out beyond the barn
they stole our watches stole our yarn
to build themselves a home
but heaven knows this murder of
crows were murderous with harm
freddy fillings had strong teeth
(for as old as freddy was) but
freddy had strong teeth because
his teeth earned him a killing.