#Writober Day 14: Searching for Spooky on a Sunny Morning

Spooky Moon by Maria L. Berg 2022

Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge

Today’s prompt is spooky. It’s hard to find spooky on a pretty, sunny morning, but I did my best.

Spooky Room by Maria L. Berg 2022
Spooky Sight by Maria L. Berg 2022


Where Spooky Lies

When light slants
through cracks
and color hides
Where the dark
is dank and
sparkle dies
While spiders weave,
cawing murders
Who creeps
in shadows
with creaking reply?
What snarls
cold shivers
to quivering spines?
How spooky
every corner
of haunted mind

Writober Flash Fiction

Today’s image is “Serpentarium” by Diana Dihaze. Here’s the start of my idea for “The Creeping Vines:”

It had been a while since I slept through the night, and when I did sleep long enough to dream, I had terrible nightmares. One of the many books I read for advice, recommended plants in my bedroom to oxygenate the air. It specified a type of ivy. I didn’t have money for plants, so I dug up some of the ivy growing wild on the bank between my house and the abandoned property nextdoor. The leaves had light-green veins leading to three dark points like talons.
At first the vine didn’t take to the transplant. Though I watered carefully, and opened the blinds to let the sun in, it browned and wilted Then, after giving up and forgetting about it in a dark corner for about a week, I noticed it was growing up the wall, and behind the bookcase. After another week, it was crawling across the ceiling. I began sleeping through the night, but my dreams were even more disturbing than before. Colorful, vivid images of people I knew bursting open with ivy vines growing out of them, or ivy vines encircling and consuming them like boa constrictors.

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