Written for: Quickly #24 – spiral
Horror books and films often feature
spiral staircases, a favorite of creatures.
Inexplicably, their victims run up, screaming.
Stuck upstairs, no hiding, easy seeking.
Elderly woman of great wealth
seated in wheelchair, poor health.
Looming behind her at top of stairs,
her wicked nephew. She is unaware
of his greed; he cannot wait
for inheritance. Pushes her chair,
watches as she spirals to her fate.