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Poet deVine
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0 posted 10-10-2004 07:08 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Halloween challenge!!!


Write something that makes the reader hold his/her breath and let it out at the end with a sigh of fear!

Prose or poetry...any forum...good luck.

[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (11-10-2004 10:12 PM).]

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1 posted 10-10-2004 08:59 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

and just because I thought I might?

can we add?

NO REPOSTS?

it's up to you tho, but to me, it's not a challenge unless you come up with something new, right?

grin...gawd I hate me
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2 posted 10-11-2004 12:03 AM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

I would really like to try this one out, can I have until halloween? I gots me no time right now, but I'll try to e-mail you my poem if it's late or something to that extent. Wee! I love halloween,  it's so much fun!
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It spoke to me.

It did.
I swear.
I am not lying this time.
I felt It
move
rather . . . sweep
across the back of my neck.
Oh My God! There It is again
I need help this time,
I can't do it alone.
I promised I wouldn't be bad.
I promised I would be good.
This time
It means business.
Oh, God! Here It is
the creeping
death
matter spilled
like blood from my eyes
they see It around
the staircase.
It creeps
like fog or smoke
and settles into the
marrow of my bones,
crunching them like
brittle twigs of Autumn.

A sigh
escapes these lips.

My teeth rattle.

The last sound

scream

breath . . .


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littlewing
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4 posted 10-11-2004 05:49 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

oops  . . . I put that in Dark.
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5 posted 10-13-2004 11:55 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

come on peoples!
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Spooky

All due to an eerie cupboard call
more closely from a forgotten game board
the kind that drags out old discarded ghosts,
what wouldn't you do for a predictive session?..

Ever hear yourself talk of a presence
a brief judgment call of a nightly spirit
angelic or devilish,
imagine ensuing dialogues of the ethereal kind
there is your rational self, capped with a reflective mind
but with a stark testimony of supernatural revelations
you risk to be taken to the laundry on frivolous contestations

With accusations on the inexistence of the surreal
your better judgment escapes with the next appeal.

"Eerie calls emanate continuously
the sensation I am not alone
something watches what I do
sometimes it doesn't matter".

that remark is countered by an observable critique
of an imagination gone awry in a weakened physique..

"Hey man, how can you be so sure
there's a time for fantasies of dread
must be last night's spy thriller read
no special fantasy from visions so impure"..

All due to an eerie cupboard call
more closely from an alphabetic gameboard
that gets spirits to rise from their discontented sleep
to influence the curious that allow them to speak.


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7 posted 10-19-2004 06:26 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Hello, Divine One ~

I had posted this in Open 33 and Mysteria told me about your Halloween challenge, so I have posted it here to add to the spirit of the times! Ghost


Haunted Hollow
copyright 2004 Linda L. Dowd


One moonless night in Haunted Hollow,
I lost my way ~ no star to follow.
Fear gripped my heart in icy hold,
As horror stories I'd been told,
Flashed through my mind and made me weak,
~ I could not move ~ I could not speak.

There stood I, alone and shaking,
As dead rose up this night of waking.
Phantom fingers did poke and prod,
But I could not run from stinking sod.
Fear did freeze my guttural scream,
~ Was this real? ~ Or just a dream?
Then from the depths of Haunted Hollow,
Came a horseman gaunt and sallow,
Riding fast on midnight steed,
With soul intent on me to feed.
Hoof beats thundered as he drew near.
His evil face was drawn in sneer.
I prayed the ghost would pass me by,
But the time had come for me to die.
He raised a scythe above his head,
I wailed in anguish as I dropped dead...

One moonless night in Haunted Hollow,
I lost my way ~ no star to follow.
Fear gripped my heart in icy hold,
As horror stories I'd been told,
Flashed through my mind and made me weak,
~ I could not move ~ I could not speak.

~ Now I ride a midnight steed,
And look for souls on which to feed.
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http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum91/HTML/000339.html
here ya go Ms DeVine
it's really pretty tame
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9 posted 10-31-2004 12:35 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

And here is a little piece I posted in 34
for your viewing pleasure, hehehehe!
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum91/HTML/000470.html
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Everyone did a GREAT job...I'm just now getting time to read more online!

And I have a new challenge...but this one I hope will take some time...so please don't repost something you've already written.

I'd like to see how many of our poets can write a children's Holiday/Christmas story. Pick an audience age and write a story that that age group could enjoy. It must be a story! No poetry allowed...you should post it after December 1 in the Holiday Forum.

If you need help, please come back to this thread. We can edit/critique/inspire until you've got a story worthy of publication!

So..let's get going....I've already got an inkling of an idea for my story but I'm still not sure...so we're all going to take this journey together!

If you've always written poetry but wanted to try a story, now's your chance!!! YOU CAN write prose...we'll work on it as a team!

 
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