Trick or Treat

An isolated cry of “trick or treat” drifted through the air as the night’s stragglers finished their rounds. That magic hour of Halloween was approaching, when most children were tucked in their beds, their tummies full of hard-earned sweets, and the shadows flitting between the streetlamps could’ve been anything, free from the observant gaze of […]

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End of the Season

With Halloween over, things are likely to slow down around here. Posts will be few and far between, but expect them to pick up again in a few months. If you still need satisfy your dark cravings, please feel free to browse The Noctrium and revisit some old favorites. I also want to take a […]

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I Grin

The writhing flame inside my skull Blackens me from within— But still I grin. The heated smoke pours out my eyes, Curls my shriveling skin— And still I grin. The scent of my burnt flesh ascends, Dark perfume on the wind— Through all, I grin. When the flame’s at last extinguished, Dawn finds my face […]

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An October Walk

Stirred by autumn’s icy gasp, The mist-veiled pathway Dances beneath my tired feet, And the crimson leaves Whisper secrets overhead Before cascading Lifeless to the frozen earth.

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The Morgan House

There on the moon-kissed hilltop, some distance from the darkness that was the Morgan house, stood a frail silhouette that fluttered in the nocturnal breeze like a scarecrow. Every child in the neighborhood had been raised under the haunting shadow of the Morgan house, their ears tingling with the stories that grew out of those […]

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