Horror–Truth or Imagination

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United  – (posted by Sanaa)
Weekly Scribblings #1: January is here, with winds that blow kisses ~

For this Weekly Scribblings edition, I want you to pick any three words from the given word list that fit the mood/theme of your prose or poem and write on a topic of your choice. Also, if you opt to write prose, (i.e. stories, essays, articles) then please keep it to 369 words or fewer.

amaryllis              grapefruit               blood               lips              scones 

somewhat            deep                          touch              sky              fervour 

percussion            cast                           gravel             sleep          harbinger

darkness               warmth                    twilight          bedside      cogitation

Inside the grapefruit
ruby red turned
to blood. Horrified
I watched it drip
onto the kitchen counter.
Certain it was
a harbinger of darkness
I ran through the house
turning on every light.
Tip-toed back to kitchen.
The counter was bare.


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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9 Responses to Horror–Truth or Imagination

  1. Creepy and well written.


  2. Marja says:

    Very good and I loved the ending


  3. Ooh, nice and spooky!


  4. Helen L Dehner says:

    Hi Sara … a ‘who done it’ to begin 2020! Cheers.


  5. sanaarizvi says:

    Ooh this is deliciously dark and spooky!💝 Thank you so much for writing to the prompt, Sara 😀


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