IT'S SCARY TIME! ! It's Halloween month! It's an exciting time! Share the excitement! *cue evil laugh*
So today's post is a double blogfest entry… time to kill two birds with one stone… in a creative way, of course! Call it a literary kill! He! He!
There's the monthly bloghop over at Denise Covey's place Write… Edit… Publish…You are welcome to submit any of the following – flash fiction, poetry, non-fiction, playscripts to a word count of 1,000 words OR artwork and photographs accompanied by your written inspiration in creating your works. There's something to suit every taste! Go and check it out!
And there's From The Great Beyond Bloghop!
Here's the details:
On October 30 put up a post about a famous deceased author or celebrity you'd like to contact in our seance! Tell us what moved you to choose this person. And what would you like to say? We will haunt your blogs, reading about your choices, then the spirits will select winners to be announced on October 31. The prizes are frightfully good! It will be a ghostly good time!
There are so many great authors/poets out there, that I had a difficult time choosing just one! So I decided to incorporate a few of them, into a fun poem… enjoy!
"I am trying to connect with the late Dr. Seuss"—-
And never imagined what chaos was about to be loosed?
The air filled with tension
The lights all a-flicker
And my friend with a snicker
Which soon turned to a frown
His jaw dropped to the ground
And there stood the infamous man of all rhyme
He popped up, he hopped up
In the nick of all time
"You called and I came."
Informed Dr. Seuss
And then all of a sudden
All hell did break loose
Go from here! Scatter! You’d better vamoose!
We turned – almost certain that this was a ruse…
And you’ll never believe it
You’ll never guess who
They waved in excitement
Thing 1 and Thing 2
They popped up they hopped up
What were we to do?
And the séance was now a glorious zoo!
Thing 1 and Thing 2, they chanted and ranted
Thing 1 and Thing 2, they puffed and they panted!
Poof! Poof! Poof! Poof! Poof!
And others popped too —
Wordsworth and Keats, right out of the blue
Steinbeck and Frost, and Sylvie Plath too!
Cleopatra rode by
In the blink of an eye…
Oh golly! Oh my!
Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?
What have you done? Send them all back!
And amidst all the chaos
We heard a loud CRACK!
The crystal ball shattered
Thing 1 gave it a WHACK!
A great flash of light ripped the black of the night!
A sound like a roar kept us glued to the floor!
A strong gust of wind seemed to blow someone in…
Thing 1 and 2 chuckled…
My shaking knees buckled…
Dr. Seuss in a panic, gave a cursory glance
To the flamboyant man, who walked by in a prance…
The master of wit
The great Oscar Wilde
In a bumbling fit
Like a small naughty child!
We were all in a daze…
Like being trapped in a maze…
But Thing 1 and Thing
Remained calm and unfazed!
And just when we thought we could take it no more
Take a wild guess who should walk through that door?
Unbelievable! Crazy! It was the last straw!
He was larger than life with a booming guffaw!
In bold velvet doublet and white pompadour
The Bard in his glory no-one could ignore!
"What manner of mischief doth here abound?"
He uttered in voice so deep and profound.
By Jove, the scene did the Bard so confound
He summoned a conjuror who was well renowned
A spinning vortex appeared from nowhere
Everyone was perplexed could do nothing but stare
We were all in a tizz
Flashing by in a whizz
A kaleidoscope moment straight out of showbiz!
People and objects – zooming in, zooming out!
Backwards and forwards – with a scream and a shout!
One massive explosion
Every atom was frozen…
Time and space were suspended
As the seer had intended
And all that remained at the end of it all?
A miniature cat
A red and white top hat
And a fine crystal ball!
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I had a REAL BLAST writing this piece! I'm really useless when it comes to writing horror so I knew that this was the best route for me. I hope you had as much fun reading this, as I had creating this piece! Do pop around and check out the other bloghop entries!