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YEAR OF THE RAM CONTEST

All Hallows Eve

Published by LANNING | Friday, October 02, 2015 7:18 AM


Year of the Ram Writing Contest for October. 100 words.


a cackling witch
bright red lipstick
her high pitched screechy voice

clothed in black tatters
a fire burning
a pot boiling
the twiggy broom she flew

all staged in the garage

an annual event
she boiled babies
served up their flesh
in strips to sample

orange celophane
dry ice
and slices of bologna

I was young
scared then
but I could not
look away
from her strange show
year after year
mesmerizing me

she’s still alive
no longer cooking children
aged now
in a dank nursing home
her flesh wrinkled
the drama of diapers
assuring me
I’m a good boy



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