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.

She Must Be Mad

It’s about her
the young woman
who caused a stir
by getting in.
She thought there’d be
Poor soul. How drôle. 

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2018

Ha’sonnet title inspired by the 31 August daily prompt at the Brave & Reckless blog and based on the title of a seminal feminist book ‘she must be mad’ by Charly Cox.

Added title to a ha’sonnet I had writtenlast year because the prompt immediately jumped out as a better fit than the title options I had come up with.