Tuesday, February 20, 2024

HAIKU OF DEATH


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The void swallows me.

I fall into the darkness.

Silence engulfs me.

I free-fall in space.

Gravity, my enemy.

No place left to hide.

I keep my eyes shut.

When will I hit rock bottom?

The air turns chilly.

My descent goes fast.

I’ve come to my bitter end.

Life is in the past.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

ALONE IN THE DARK


Source:slobbering 

Who sits and waits in the darkness?

There is no movement in the blackness.

As still as a fox waiting to pounce,

She waits without a ruffle or flounce.

A hissing sigh floats through the air.

Are those snakes slithering in her hair?

The ghostly form stands to meet us.

Is she the hostess sent to greet us?

We stand alone in this bleak hall.

There won’t be dancing at this ball.

Time to leave this creepy place

And quicken this story’s pace.

But since this is a horror story,

We won’t be leaving with much glory.

THE DEAD GAME

Monday, January 1, 2024

MY LAST YEAR


MY LAST YEAR is ready for your vote on AllAuthor’s Cover of the Month Contest!

My best friend, Nounous, is working hard to reach his 15th birthday on January 10th. This past year has been difficult for him with his many medical issues. I hope and pray this year won’t be his last.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR



Happy New Year 2024!


May life bring you what you most desire.

Monday, December 25, 2023

Sunday, December 17, 2023

COZY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Cozy mysteries with a paranormal twist!

For the first time, my books are free on Smashwords 2023 End of Year Sale!

THE DEAD GAME SERIES

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Sunday, December 10, 2023

LET THE MAGIC FLOW


Source: night-man.com

Let the colors splatter and merge.

No need to mourn the mess.

Magic flows from the artist’s hand.

Beauty to soothe one’s stress.

RIDE WITH ME


There is something not quite right.

Meetings are held at midnight.

Dark shadows creep the street.

You don’t know whom you’ll meet.

Take me from here.

The Dead, I can’t bear.

THE DEAD GAME

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WHERE THE WIND BLOWS

WHERE THE WIND BLOWS The trees of the forest shiver and shake, their long limbs trembling for the next quake. Their bodies blaze a glaring white with tears frozen from their new plight. The world has become hard and cold. My trembling body feels...

WHERE THE WIND BLOWS

The trees of the forest shiver and shake.

Their long limbs tremble from the next quake.

Their bodies blaze a frosted white.

With tears frozen from their new plight. 

The world has become hard and cold.

My trembling body feels old.

I’m surrounded on four sides by white. 

The bright glare has blinded my sight.

White is the color of my nightgown

As I stand and shiver with a frown.

A shadow emerges from the trees.

I hope it is not him, pretty please.

My body moves forward against my will.

I grab a thick tree and try to hold still.

I dig my feet into the packed snow,

But I must go where the wind might blow.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

TIME FOR FANTASY


The Fantasy-Scifi Sale has begun.

It’s time for 99 cents books & fun.

Don’t hold back & be shy.

Time, as you know, can fly.

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MEET ME IN MAINE for romance and fantasy.

Sunday, November 26, 2023

WHO ELSE IS HERE?


I open the guest room door
as violent winds pummel the inn.

Lightning illuminates the blood
dripping onto the floor.

I shiver in fear.
Who else is here?

MEET ME IN MAINE

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Sunday, November 19, 2023

BY THE SEA


Come with me to the pool by the sea.
Oasis is the best place to be.
Relax by the pool or sit at the bar.
Tourists visit this place from near and far.


I think I’ll take a dip in the pool.
I am definitely not a fool.
I’d never pass up a chance for fun
Or a tan in the Florida sun.


The sky is turning cloudy and dark.
I can see shadows over the park.
What’s that standing behind you?
It’s not one shadow but two.


More shadows are coming ashore.
I’m not going to wait for more.
Our destiny seems to be in this book.
I’m leaving now without a second look.


THE DEAD GAME
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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

THE ECHO OF FOOTSTEPS


Night comes slowly.

Footsteps fall softly.

Boats drift on the water.

A cat meows.

Footsteps hit closer.

A splash in the water.

Footsteps echo louder.

An oar hits the water.

Chains rattle.

Closer footsteps.

I turn.

A flash of light.

Silence.

A boat sits in the dark water,

Filled with flowers

And my true love.

REST FOR THE WEARY

 



The morning sun peeks through

the canopy of trees.

The blanket of color

covers me with its leaves.

I’m sheltered with

soft petals of pink,

like velvet sheets

splattered with pink ink.

I give a contented sigh

as my eyes soon grow teary.

A bed among the petals

offers rest for the weary.