Haiku Friday – Spooky & Night

3 Nov

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Spooky and Night are this week’s prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.

Ron hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is an author and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

“I like to write in a shroud of secrecy because I have to keep finding ways to scare myself.”

~ M. Night Shyamalan

“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.”

~ German Proverb

“The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.”

~ Richard Wright

2 Line Horror Story:

I awoke in the middle of the night to hysterical laughter. I live alone.

When the day grows short

and spooky night chills our bones

We’ll tremble ’til dawn

Icy fingers touch their prey

Screaming campers run away

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Happy Friday and great weekend, everyone!

33 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Spooky & Night”

  1. D.L Finn, Author November 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm #

    I like your two line horror story:) I don’t think I would camp at a cemetery, although, I do make a trip through on Halloween…

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    • Vashti Q November 3, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

      I did it once to grant a friend’s birthday wish. It was very creepy. To top it off, there was a wicked fog that night. It was okay during the day, but at night it was an entirely different story. Thank you! 😀 xx

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      • D.L Finn, Author November 3, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

        You are a brave soul:)

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  2. Olga November 3, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

    Love the German proverb. Our minds have a tendency to magnify fears. Scary tanka. Silly campers. Ha ha!

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    • Vashti Q November 3, 2017 at 3:41 pm #

      Ha, ha! Yes, I did it once with a group of friends and I felt really silly after sunset. 😮 Ha, ha! Thank you!

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  3. PrairieChat November 3, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

    I loved the Tanka, amazing what lengths people will go to scare themselves.

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  4. robbiesinspiration November 3, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

    Brilliant post, Vashti. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. John W. Howell November 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    Wonderful Post, Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. olganm November 3, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

    Great story and poem, Vashti. I took a picture of the same sculpture (I imagine there might be a number around), the one of death in a cemetery in Barcelona. Have a great weekend!

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    • Vashti Q November 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

      Thank you, Olga! I’d like to collect pictures of these incredible cemetery statues. There are some real works of art out there. 😀 xx


  7. Annette Rochelle Aben November 3, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

    Oh my … I scared the cats when I blurted out… HAAAAA! I would be one of those silly campers, which of course means, I would NOT be one of those silly campers. You have a way with the horror, so I leave it in your capable hands.

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    • Vashti Q November 3, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

      Ha, ha! Sorry about that. Poor kitties. Thank you very much, Annette! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Sunni Morris November 3, 2017 at 7:46 pm #

    Love the two line horror story. Powerful!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q November 5, 2017 at 10:39 am #

      Oh good! Thank you, Sunni! I hope you’re feeling better and your project is going smoothly. ❤


  9. Al Lane November 4, 2017 at 2:18 am #

    Great post, Vashti… Chills! ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q November 5, 2017 at 10:40 am #

      Hi Al! Thank you! I’m going to head over to your blog, because I saw on twitter that you’ve started blogging again. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      • Al Lane November 5, 2017 at 6:40 pm #

        Yeah, I’m getting back in the game… 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Tina Frisco November 4, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

    These are wonderful, Vashti. Fond of camping as I am, your ‘Icy fingers’ brought back memories both terrifying and hysterical 🙂 ♥

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Billy Ray Chitwood November 5, 2017 at 5:27 am #

    Always Good!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Denis1950 November 5, 2017 at 11:48 pm #

    A joyful set of interpretations for Halloween Vashti, I think you had fun working on this post. Back in my teen years a friend and i were doing a road trip on the cheap and yes we did camp in a cemetery one night, in his car. It was very cheap.

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    • Vashti Q November 7, 2017 at 3:40 pm #

      Ha, ha! I did the whole camping thing years ago while in college. It was a friend’s birthday and it’s what he wanted. It was a freaky night and none of us slept a wink. I never did it again. Kids do crazy things . . . Ha, ha!


  13. dgkaye November 6, 2017 at 1:07 am #

    Wonderfully spooky wordplay here Vashti. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Duke Teather January 5, 2018 at 5:51 pm #

    Love that last picture! Horrifying!


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