You made it through to the best day of the week! Horror Haikuesday! *Kazoos celebrate*
Below you will find a horror haiku by Patrick Rahall with artwork by me.
Doctor says to push.
She screams with effort. Dear God!
What has she just birthed?
JA: So Patrick, what’s your thought process when you start to write a new horror haiku?
PR: I would say that when I’m coming up with a horror haiku or a two sentence story the first thing I do is come up with a scene. There’s a place, there are people/creatures there. Then I try to think about what might be happening. I try to get the perspectives of all involved. Then I try to convey that in the specified format. Sometimes I’ll do one from each side- like what the creature is thinking or what the person is thinking. Or maybe I’ll do third person omniscient (my favorite perspective) to get all the details.
Today’s reader submitted story is by Bill Hamell:
Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the wall, here I lay blanket to my eyes, shadows on the wall, dancing like chanting demons.
Shadows on the wall, the room is dark, the blinds drawn there is no moon, shadows on the wall.
Thanks for joining! leave me a two sentence story or a horror poem and I’ll pick one to art-ify for next week 🙂