Storybook Characters Endangered
Dr. Seuss, Mr. Potato Head, and Snow White sound off.
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 Category:  Horror and Thriller Poetry
  Posted: April 12, 2018      Views: 149

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Spent twenty-five years in her local community theatre acting, directing, and building props and costumes.
Linda spends her days working at a dentist office and at night she secretly is glued to Fan story and Fan Art.

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Warning: The author has noted that this contains the highest level of violence.
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creature deep within the woods
"The Creature" by Linda Engel
I came upon the dense, bare birch
In the thickness a creature lurched.

Stooped and bent, as if in pain
Its eyes glowed red, like fire flamed.

Do I approach? Is this a lure?
Could this be evil in woods so pure?

I took one step, two steps, then three
As the creature balanced on one knee.

Four steps, five, the creature was sobbing
Six steps, heart was throbbing.

It reached out with its open claw
The dripping blood was all I saw.

Its whimpering moans gave way to growls
I felt its pounce, pinned downed by claws.

My flesh was ripped beneath my lace
Its putrid breath warm on my face.

Its kiss engulfed my trembling lips
I was frozen in fear; ripped to bits.

It began to morph into a man
Claws fell off exposing hands.

He left me stunned in the frozen trees
Oblivious to my painful pleas.

Laughing, he admired his manly features
As I lay morphed; a wounded creature.



Author Notes
The art is from my good friend, alaskapat, from the Fan Art side. I thought it was pretty. Then my muse drug me aside and pestered me into writing something sinister.

A story in a poem I do like to write
Usually its fun but this one's a fright.

I did enjoy composing this one. Hope you enjoy.
Pays one point and 2 member cents. Artwork by alaskapat at

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