Sometimes You Eat; Sometimes You’re Eaten

Written for:  Poets United Pantry of Poetry and Prose  (posted by Magaly)

“This season of transitions and thinning veils, always inspires me to try new things, to challenge old thoughts, to mix-it-up and mingle… Keeping that in mind, I invite you to write poetry and prose.

So, for today’s prompt, let us write a new story, or essay, or article, or poem set in the month of October (our prose pieces should be 369 words or fewer).”

It was October First.
The Green Whirlies came out
with a profound thirst
for a pitcher of blood with spout.

The Hoolie Goolies put up a fight.
Our planet is off limits to you,
try Planet 9; it’s out of our sight.
Our blood supply is low now too.

When the Green Whirlies landed,
they discovered that Planet 9
had burnt up monsters, candid
pledges of the sun, ready to dine.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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26 Responses to Sometimes You Eat; Sometimes You’re Eaten

  1. Ha ha, what fun! For the Green Whirlies anyway. 🙂


  2. oldegg says:

    Well this should put off people wanting to visit other planets with all that going on…we have enough trouble on Earth without finding more elswehere/


  3. Sherry Marr says:

    Very imaginative! Smiles.


  4. Bodhirose says:

    Haha…this is fun, although maybe a little gruesome, and I love that title!


  5. A planet full of extra-crispy monster. These banquet seems to be very lively in its deathliness.


  6. jaerose37 says:

    OOh i love the sci-fi running through this..very imaginative


  7. This was so much fun!


  8. I feel that they better not come to visit…


  9. sanaarizvi says:

    Haha love this!! 😊


  10. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    neighborhood hopping I’ve heard of … planet-hopping – who knows – someday! 🙂


  11. Jim says:

    Please, do I have to go to Planet #9? Things don’t sound good over there, I promise to be good here.
    A fun read, none possible here in reality.


  12. I guess we have to take care of this our planet, if there monsters in the promised one. Brilliant response to the prompt. I like the light tone, even though dealing with such a serious issue.


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