My Brand of Horror: Ghost Prompt (Week of October 27th)

I had to use all of the pictures to tell a story with a poem.

Seven Sisters of the Sacred Hearts

Rented a boarding house near the park

Its cupola a place for praise

Its storied rooms where souls were saved

Its basement beneath all dark and damp

Where a serial killer made his camp


One by one they disappeared

Townsfolk began to live in fear

The house abandoned fell to rot

Scarce a man did miss the lot

A decade later faint and fair

A family came to make home there


Curious child descended stairs

Hears whispered voices chanting prayers

Demon with piercing glowing eyes

In rags of filth to be despised

Did raise his ax without a sound

And in that basement target found


Ghost child met nuns her soul was saved

From hell’s fury but not a man depraved

She wanders now a gossamer light

Through cobwebbed halls in dark of night

To warn the others to never go

Where axes shine and sad eyes glow

About S.K. Nicholls

is a steel magnolia from GA who currently resides with her rocket scientist husband in Central Florida. Even though she had a reputation as the class clown in grade school, she managed to successfully achieve a career in nursing that spanned thirty-five years. Putting down the stethoscope and picking up the pen, she started writing compelling, thought-provoking historic novels and riveting contemporary crime romps, telling it like it was and telling it like it is. Orphaned from her mother at an early age, she survived foster care, and in her youth resided in an orphanage in the North GA Mountains, the Ethel Harpst Home. Four adults call her mom and four little people call her grandmother. She enjoys reading, comedy shows, salt-water fishing, boating, and brewing Kombucha. Her family owns and operates one of the oldest and largest nudist resorts in the nation located in Florida, Cypress Cove.

20 comments on “My Brand of Horror: Ghost Prompt (Week of October 27th)

  1. Excellently macabre. Love the flow of the poem.

  2. Reblogged this on mybrandofgenius and commented:

    This Halloween week’s prompt at the CSB! Come on over and Trick or Treat!

  3. Great poem, and I absolutely love the photos!

  4. I’m glad I read it with the light on, very dark. I love the story/poem take 🙂

  5. Excellent! Delightfully creepy.

  6. Sheesh, Susan! That was a great story-poem. Had all the elements of a good story, plus the flow of a poem. Love it. Scary. Thank goodness I don’t have a basement!

  7. This was great! I like this story poem idea.

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  9. Just the right amount of scary. Deliciously so.x

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