Sunday, October 30, 2011

Haiku Heights - prompt #92

This Week's Theme : ghosts



stop looking back!




photo from imageafter.com





c r e a k


i)

awakened, in the dark room
by a sudden chill.

a curtain flaps


ii)

my 
footsteps
      quicken

      shadows
lurking
on shopfronts

a street light
             goes
                   off..


iii)

an unfamiliar road
dark and claustrophobic.

a cemetery in the headlights


29/10/2011
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© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2011

16 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Spooky all. Nicely done.

Nanka said...

You have made it all very spooky!! I would jump out of my skin for sure in all those circumstances!!

dsnake1 said...

Anthony,

thank you. :)


Nanka,

scary, aren't they? i wanted to post a haibun about my army days (lots of spooky stuff), but this being a haiku prompt, there will be other times. :)

beccagivens said...

Yikes ... I am running as fast as I can - and not looking back! :-)

Andy Sewina said...

Scary, especially the bit about the cenetery, that really conjures up ghosts for me!

peaceroad said...

Hmmm... you took the prompt and used it perfectly for the Halloween occasion. Truly felt like I was in one of Stephen King's stories. Great work. Thank you for stopping by to mine too. :)

dsnake1 said...

becca,

:)

quite scary images, aren't they?


Andy,

yeah, i think the 3rd haiku convey the mood best, like, one bump into one of those things and there's no place to run :)


peaceroad,

thanks for the visit! Halloween is only big here in recent years, and very commercialised, with events in restaurants and clubs.
being Asian, Halloween is a bit foreign, but i think we do share the same fears of the unknown.

so these images have a Stephen King feel to it? thank you! :)

Ravenblack said...

Very eerie, my friend.

"shadows lurking shopfronts
roads next to cemeteries"

not nice places to be lingering about at alone.

The light suddenly going off, that would really make me jump especially after noticing long shadows at the closed shopfronts. :/

dsnake1 said...

so, they made you jumpy, is it? :D

yah, not the nicest places to be around when alone. :)

magiceye said...

wow!
brilliant write!

dsnake1 said...

hey, great to hear from you! thanks, my friend. :)

Morning said...

love these, very creatively done.

The Poetry Palace said...

Happy Belated Halloween,

Happy November, do come joining poets rally week 55 today.

cheers.

xoxox

dsnake1 said...

Morning,

thank you! :)


Poetry Palace,

yeah, i will be submitting one entry. :) thanks!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Please! Are you done scaring me now? :-)


Ghosts of Trees

dsnake1 said...

you scared?

:D