My Unpaid Bills

While I wandered
down a dark hall
my thoughts squandered
without recall
of whence I came
and whom to blame
for this remiss

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2021

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

I found this prompt in a folder and decided to write something for it, especially since Christine has started reposting these blog prompts on her site. In response to the 9 October 2019 Monster, She Wrote Book Title daily writing prompt on the Brave and Reckless blog and based on the title of a short story or book “Down a Dark Hall” by Lois Duncan discussed in the book “Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction” by Lisa Kröger.

Love’s Cutting Edge

Don’t be afraid
my little dear
of the sharp blade
Mommy is here
Alive or dead
you’re beloved
and free with me

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2019

In response to the 10 October Monster, She Wrote prompt at the Brave & Reckless blog and based on the titles of short stories and books discussed in the enjoyable and informative new book “Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction”by Lisa Kröger. This prompt was “Beloved” by Toni Morrison.

The Witching Hour

I had to choose
what I should do
or I would lose
more than a few
Time had run out
so despite doubts
I quickly picked

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2019

In response to the 6 October 2019 daily writing prompt at the Brave & Reckless blog and based on the titles of short stories and books discussed in the enjoyable and informative new book “Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction”by Lisa Kröger. This prompt was “The Witching Hour” by Anne Rice.