Haiku Friday – Nightmare & Horror

29 Dec

Hi, everyone! Welcome!

My best friend, Sophia won’t stop wailing and howling in the middle of the night. “It burns, it burns!” she screams. I visit her at her mother’s house, where her ashes are kept in an urn, but it doesn’t help.


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Night terrors visit

Sleep’s become a memory

I fear the darkness

The blue in his eyes

became the new shade of my

nightmares––Don’t wake me.

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Nightmare and Horror 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.

Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, everyone!

46 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Nightmare & Horror”

  1. John W. Howell December 29, 2017 at 4:45 pm #

    Excellent, Vashti

    Liked by 2 people

  2. olganm December 29, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

    Fabulous! And happy new year, Vashti!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Linda Mims December 29, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

    These are so Good, Vashti 😎

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Henrietta Watson December 29, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. WaltPage December 29, 2017 at 7:47 pm #

    Beyond Beautiful! 😃💛

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Annika Perry December 30, 2017 at 7:37 am #

    Wonderful, Vashti! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! xxx

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Gwen Plano December 30, 2017 at 8:59 am #

    Great job, Vashti. You’ve captured fear. Here’s wishing you a blessed and very happy New Year. ♥

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q December 30, 2017 at 11:08 am #

      I’m happy you think so, Gwen! Thank you very much. I wish the same for you and yours. ❤ xx


  8. jazzytower December 30, 2017 at 9:41 am #

    Whoa!! My first reaction was, is this a true thing that happened? It feels so real and personal. So very well done Vashti. Happy New Year to you and yours.


    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q December 30, 2017 at 11:15 am #

      Hi Pat! I thought I’d start off giving everyone a little jolt with a brief and scary story. 😉 Thank you very much! 😀 xx


  9. Annette Rochelle Aben December 30, 2017 at 9:53 am #

    I had to read the beginning of that a couple times… Ooh, well played. You have a talent for this horror thang. Ever consider writing a book? (just me being strange) Happy New Year to you, my friend. Looking forward to what you write!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q December 30, 2017 at 11:20 am #

      My husband had to read it a couple of times too. I think you both have analytical minds. I hope it had the jolting effect I was going for anyway. Aw, thank you very much. I look forward to your writing, as well. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Billy Ray Chitwood December 30, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    Add me to the chorus! Melika! ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q December 30, 2017 at 11:22 am #

      Ha, ha! I’ve signed you up as a tenor. 😉 ❤


  11. Al Lane December 30, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

    Horrifyingly good way to end the year! ♥

    Liked by 1 person

  12. coldhandboyack December 30, 2017 at 9:01 pm #

    Such a great little micro-fiction.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q December 31, 2017 at 5:17 pm #

      Hi Craig! I wanted to give everyone a little jolt with that one. 😉 Happy New Year’s Eve!

      Liked by 1 person

      • coldhandboyack December 31, 2017 at 6:34 pm #

        You too. We’re staying home, which has become a NYE tradition for us.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Q January 1, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

        That’s perfectly fine. We do that sometimes too. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  13. balroop2013 December 30, 2017 at 9:40 pm #

    Your haiku is an eloquent horror Vashti and that picture accentuates it! I hope I would get some sleep tonight! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q December 31, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

      Ah, ha, ha! I’m sorry, my friend. I didn’t think the gif would be that scary. You’ve met some of the characters in the picture, like Fornues, Dagon and Samael. Thank you and have a wonderful New Year’s Eve! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  14. dgkaye December 31, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

    Scary stuff, well done! And Happy New Year’s again my friend. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q December 31, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

      Thank you very much, Debby. I appreciate you. Have fun and be safe, my friend! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  15. robbiesinspiration January 1, 2018 at 11:33 am #

    Wow, Vashti. These are creepy. Happy New Year.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 1, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

      Happy New Year, Robbie! You can blame Ron for giving us these prompt words this week. 😉 ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  16. jaye22 January 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm #

    Hi Vashti, I had the same reaction as jazzytower the first part about your friend seemed so real. I read it over again it was like a bolt, very clever. Great Haiku, hope your New Year celebrations went well, have a great year 💖💖💖

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 1, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

      That’s great, Jaye! I wanted it to have a bit of an impact. I had a great time New Year’s Eve and I’ve had a great start to the new year. I hope you did too. Happy New Year! Thank you very much! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Tina Frisco January 4, 2018 at 8:26 pm #

    Oh my, I felt as if I were in a Twilight Zone episode while reading this! Well done, Vashti. Happy New Year, my friend ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 4, 2018 at 10:48 pm #

      Ah, ha, ha! That’s cool, Tina! Thank you very much, my friend. All the best for you and your loved ones in 2018 and beyond. ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  18. D. Wallace Peach January 5, 2018 at 11:53 am #

    These are awesome! And chilling… except maybe for the last one 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

      Hello Diana! Thank you! I’m happy you enjoyed my micro horror story and haiku. It’s always a pleasure having you on the blog. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Tiny January 7, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

    Happy 2018, Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. The Thrifty Campers January 18, 2018 at 9:40 pm #

    Spooky, good imagery🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 19, 2018 at 10:01 am #

      Thank you! I appreciate the visit and comment. Have a great Friday and weekend! 😀


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