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Haibun – Eerie & Costume



The bet is to watch a horror movie versus a romantic one. I am so confident of winning the bet with my friend that I do not think twice before agreeing to the same. Alas, now I curse my luck on losing the bet. I am compelled to watch a horror movie in the cinema with her. The thought is already giving me jitters and sleepless nights. Donning a brave facade, I accompany her. The movie has a sinister touch to it. Somehow I manage to sit through most of it.  As the climax unfolds, I can literally hear my own heart pounding. Trepidation grips me. I am petrified and surrender to complete panic and fear.

Stranded in the woods

eerie sounds sends forth shivers

amidst the total darkness

ghoulish costumed skeletons emerge

my scream pierces the  silence of the theatre!


In response to Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge – Eerie & Costume

24 comments on “Haibun – Eerie & Costume

  1. Storyteller
    October 25, 2017

    Spooky Haibun ☠️

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  2. delphini510
    October 25, 2017

    More than spooky. Terror is not the funny witches and things we decorate with…..well, I am not much into that either.😊.
    I guess I don’t understand why ? Life is frightening enough at times and my heart doesn’t want to be crushed with fear…..glad you came out well and healthy.

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  3. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    October 25, 2017

    I love watching horror movies!! Can go alone too!!

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  4. Colleen Chesebro
    October 25, 2017

    Radhika, what a great story. Your tanka is perfect. I hate horror movies. I can’t sleep for nights if I watch one, so I don’t! 😀 ❤

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  5. Divya Deepak Rao
    October 25, 2017

    I already have the jitters as I read your poem Radhika, #thepowerofwords!
    Well written! I can never sit through a horror movie, actually I can’t even begin watching one:)

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  6. DeepikasRamblings
    October 25, 2017

    Horror movies not for me too…💀💀
    Nice imagination and well written, Radhika .

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  7. daneelyunus
    October 26, 2017

    I like horror movies

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  8. thewritewomanblog
    October 30, 2017

    Your jitters are evident in your words, Radhika. It is strange that our mind very well is aware that the eerie events unfolding before us is just part of someone’s fictitious creation, still we are left heart pounding while chocking a scream that threatens to escape. I myself think it is waste of money and time to invest in a nightmare fantasy that will leave me looking out of eeriness in the darkness and the nooks of my own house in the quiet of the night. I, like you, can sit through endless romantic tales!

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  10. Mick E Talbot
    November 19, 2017

    Fiction I can live with, the ongoing terror in this so-called modern world I have to live with thats real scary. Your haibun, very apt!

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