Friday, October 18, 2013

An Open Closet

No light can penetrate

that gaping maw.

The Blackness is hungry,

tendrils of shadow

spilling beyond

extending, reaching.

Once I am caught,

there will be no reprieve;

Only the midnight

swallowing my screams.

33 word explanation about what scares you  Yes, it's true.  I am scared of open closets.  No, that's not quite true.  I am scared of what is IN the darkness of the open closet.  Thank you Stephen King!  


  1. Your MamaKat's a good segue into your Trifextra, I always close the closet door when I go to bed....still.

  2. I don't recommend telling the kids this tale to keep closet and cabinet doors closed but it would be tempting some mornings when you come in the kitchen. Good job.

  3. Yikes! This is fantastically creepy! Remind me to keep my closet door closed.

    1. I did not mean to bring you into my crazy. Sorry!

  4. This is my older son. He absolutely will not go to sleep unless his closet door is closed all the way. (I've opened it a crack on occasion just to see...he finds it every time :))

  5. Whoa. Very scary. Never closed the doors but I will now! Well done.

  6. Or drawers. I don't like anything open at night! I feel you here...

  7. Closets are creepy as hell! You totally captured that feeling.

  8. Love this! Though I really like my giant closet, I prefer the door shut at night..

  9. I consider myself to be a grownup-and open closet doors still scare me. This was creepy-good!

  10. ah... wonder what closet secrets you have :-)

  11. Frightening. Thanks for linking up! Be sure to come back and vote for your favorites.

  12. Oh yeah! This is a writer's mind at work! Chillingly imaginative! :D

  13. Hm... I'm not scared of them, just very OCD about closing them. Maybe I should be a little scared...

  14. What an awesome post!
    You scared me silly.
    those tendrils of shadow

  15. a "gaping maw" ...well I'll need a nightlight tonight (Thanks!!)
    I never close any doors in our house, never have since I was a little girl. Yes, a closed closet or door scares me quite a bit, I want to know what I'm dealing with.

    VERY NICE , as usual, my friend.

  16. I love that you left the worst part up to our imagination. Wonderfully done!


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