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The Legend of Butcher's Holler


Sometimes a dog is a girl's best fiend.

  72 total reviews 
Comment by
Ric Myworld
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Us old Kentucky boys sure do appreciate the banjo's twang, and those Dean Kuch stories of sorrow and pain. The weeping preacher, as sleeping old Blue goes to howl, Jeb has lost Willa his love and his tiny daughter, too. Thanks for the pleasure of reading another of your fine poems. :-)


 Comment Written 29-Nov-2015



reply by the author on 01-Dec-2015
    Thank you for stopping by yet again to read and comment on my work, Ric.
    Much obliged.
    ~Dean
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madhatter1977
 
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Hi, Dean, what a fantastic story, with accompanying banjo and artwork! I think you've got this backwoods horror story down to a tee and it is genuinely creepy! Well done again, I'm running out of six stars now! Have a great Sunday, Pete :)


 Comment Written 29-Nov-2015



reply by the author on 01-Dec-2015
    First of all, thank you first and foremost for taking the time to read this rather lengthy poem, Pete. In addition, I am very grateful to your for your encouraging comments and exceptional six star rating. But more than winning the contest, great ratings, or anything else that might be involved, I'm just very pleased that you enjoyed the story and overall presentation.
    Not everyone has...
    Thanks so much again, my friend.
    With gratitude
    ~Dean :)
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TomyKan
 
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A horrific story well told, with the banjo music and photos complimenting the words of your poem. Good rhythm, rhyme and flow; nothing forced. Well done.


 Comment Written 29-Nov-2015



reply by the author on 01-Dec-2015
    First of all, thank you first and foremost for taking the time to read this rather lengthy poem, TomyKan. In addition, I am very grateful to your for your encouraging comments and exceptional six star rating. But more than winning the contest, great ratings, or anything else that might be involved, I'm just very pleased that you enjoyed the story and overall presentation.
    Not everyone has...
    Thanks so much again, my friend.
    With gratitude
    ~Dean :)
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Fantastic work on this poem in all aspects. Certainly one to make the hair on my neck stand up.

Somehow the music serves to make it more spooky even though it is quite a nice tune
hugs
Freda


 Comment Written 29-Nov-2015



reply by the author on 01-Dec-2015
    Thanks for commenting, Freda.,
    Much obliged...
    ~Dean
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Neonewman
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Outstanding entry for this share a story in a poem Dean. I can see this one becoming an awesome horror flick! The banjo took me deep into the holler as I watched this story unfold! Brilliantly crafted my friend!
God bless!
Steve


 Comment Written 29-Nov-2015



reply by the author on 01-Dec-2015
    First of all, thank you first and foremost for taking the time to read this rather lengthy poem, Steve. In addition, I am very grateful to your for your encouraging comments and exceptional six star rating. But more than winning the contest, great ratings, or anything else that might be involved, I'm just very pleased that you enjoyed the story and overall presentation.
    Not everyone has...
    Thanks so much again, my friend.
    With gratitude
    ~Dean :)

reply by Neonewman on 01-Dec-2015
    Well, not everyone can live without jealousy I suppose lol! I have had my share of unpleasant reviews my friend. But I have never had as many 6 star ratings as this brilliant piece has brought you.

reply by the author on 01-Dec-2015
    I've been writing and publishing for over thirty years, Steve, but I never wrote a lick of poetry until I came here to Fanstory. Through the help of many wonderful people here (which far outnumber the bad apples), I've been able to accomplish things I never thought possible.

    Anyone can do what I do if they really put their heart and soul into it. Otherwise, why write at all?

    Thanks again, buddy!
    ~Dean :}

reply by Neonewman on 01-Dec-2015
    That is awesome Dean! I have honed my craft considerably with the help of many! I never even knew what a haiku was until I visited this site lol!

reply by the author on 01-Dec-2015
    Neither did I, lol. I write them often but still wonder sometimes if I'm doing it right. My ratings for haiku are nothin' to write home to momma about.
    ~Dean

reply by Neonewman on 01-Dec-2015
    LOL! Do you ever publish any of your work on Amazon Kindle. I have been looking into this area, it says the income could be around 200.00 a month for short stories. Hell, if you get enough on them on there you could do pretty well.
    Just curious!

reply by Anonymous Member on 03-Dec-2015
    LOL! Do you ever publish any of your work on Amazon Kindle. I have been looking into this area, it says the income could be around 200.00 a month for short stories. Hell, if you get enough on them on there you could do pretty well.
    Just curious!

reply by the author on 03-Dec-2015
    No, but I may want to look into that, Steve. Thanks for the tip, my friend.
    ~Dean :}

reply by Neonewman on 03-Dec-2015
    My pleasure Dean! I am hoping to have at least 2 on by the end of January.
    You have a large enough fan base on this site alone to give you a great leg up!

reply by Anonymous Member on 03-Dec-2015
    Well, not everyone can live without jealousy I suppose lol! I have had my share of unpleasant reviews my friend. But I have never had as many 6 star ratings as this brilliant piece has brought you.
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krys123
 
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Dean;
-I give up! You win! I just can't compete do something like this. with music setting the mood and with exceptional and extraordinary pictures to set the mood and especially loved the dog's bark coming out of the darkness.
- the internal and no rhyming's were all naturally neither forced nor labored it while helpful in making the reading and rhythm flow smoothly.
- the rhythmic meter being iambic heptameter and the cadence, timing and tempo were all helpful in making the reading clear, fluid and easy. So easy that it flowed like melted butter on a piece of bread.
- the storyline was very unique and to me was something I've never heard before but it has a universal ring to it and your lines, and each one of them, have a hook to them which to me is to make it easily remembered.
- good luck in the contest, and I don't even know why I say it, and thank you for sharing and posting and may the good Lord be with you always.
Alex


 Comment Written 29-Nov-2015



reply by the author on 29-Nov-2015
    You've made my day with your glowing assessment and complimentary comments on my story poem, Alex, my friend. I'm sure that if you've entered this contest yourself, your entry will have a far better chance at winning top prize more than anything I've written. This will be voted on by the Competition Compliance Committee, and the last three story poems I've entered didn't so much as place in the contests, much less take first place. Still I continue to enter site sponsored contests because, A, they are free to all members, and, B, it inspires me to try very hard and do the very best I can. One-hundred-dollars is nothing to snub your nose at when you're on disability as I am.

    Thanks so much again for your awesome comments and six star rating. I'm very grateful to you.

    ~Dean :)

reply by krys123 on 29-Nov-2015
    I'm in your same boat disability wise.
    And you're right about the contest committee and according to me and them I've never seen the light of day with them looking at my poems.
    Oh well, like you say; it is $100.
    Alex

reply by the author on 29-Nov-2015
    And it never hurts to try, right?
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained...
    ~Dean

reply by krys123 on 30-Nov-2015
    so true my friend so true.
    Alex
Comment by
wordspinner314
 
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My hat's off to you, Dean--this story in a poem kicked ass! Each disturbing line seems to lead readers down a different twisted path.

At first you lead readers to believe that Butcher died while innocently trying to save Katy, but then you reveal the morbid truth, which is sewed to his backside! Well played, my friend.

I also love the "Kujo" spin you put on Blue's storyline: "Out in the woods what once was good is now evil on the prowl."

Perfect ending to a perfect poem!


 Comment Written 29-Nov-2015



reply by the author on 29-Nov-2015
    Thanks for taking a shot at this, wordspinner, and for your complimentary comments and six stars as well. I truly is a lot like the old stories my Grandpa Cook used to tell my brothers and me when we were kids. They often scared my younger brothers half to death, but I ate up every single word. I've always been that way.
    Much obliged again for the outstanding rating and review, my friend.
    ~Dean :}

reply by wordspinner314 on 29-Nov-2015
    You're very welcome!
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Tomes Johnston
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This is yet another exceptional poem that the author has created with this piece of work. You have indeed created Tha back woods feel in this one. Well done yet again.


 Comment Written 29-Nov-2015


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Wait a minute - the dog ate the girl? Oh, Dean, how could you! Well, I guess that's why they're called MAN's best friend.

I really enjoyed reading this. There were a couple lines that really stood out creatively speaking:

"the Devil's jewel" I love that!

"morn's mists began to whirl" Love that too.

There were a few nits in the meter, but one I thought was easy to fix: hate taints all THAT it touches. But meter doesn't stop me from enjoying a poem. The meter police have been on my ass for a long time which is why I pay more attention to it. A very, very entertaining piece, Dean. Hugs, Lou


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reply by the author on 02-Dec-2015
    Nope, the dog at the father, Louise, the hell hounds carried off little Katy as payment for daddy's vengeance being fulfilled. I've implemented your suggestions, and thank you for your time and your comments.
    ~Dean
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Well I reckon this is about as authentic backwoods as the backwoods get, complete with a hill billy banjo in the backgroun. aneveryone is wearing dungarees or gingham depending on there gender. This has a great creepy rhythm to it. Lovely horror.


 Comment Written 29-Nov-2015



reply by the author on 03-Dec-2015
    Thank you for taking the time to read, review and comment on my story poem entry, Jim. I sincerely appreciate it.
    ~Dean
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