Good poem. Reading it, I felt all the warm fuzzies of nostalgia, even shed a tear for my past Halloween nights. The rhyme scheme seemed a little oppressive, but I'm glad you kept it because it gave it just the right touch. Atmospheric for sure, and i hope to read more of yours soon.
Stephen King is my all time favorite author. I absolutely loved your poem. The rhyme scheme was terrific, the art work superb, the flow couldn't have been better. I have the same problem, btw - I get exceptional ratings but no winnings in the contests. Thanks for sharing.
Sure am glad I came to this corner of the site. Somehow I knew I would find you here. This is one of your spooky best. That graphic of King is priceless. You never fail to tickle me to pieces, and please place them in a bag and dispose of properly.
This is so cute. I love it. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. My son has been told several times that he looks like Steven King and he does.
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Comment Written 23-Feb-2018
reply by the author on 23-Feb-2018
Thanks for the three stars.
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I gained I can't understand why this sitting at least place cuz it was one this week tree with great artwork the theme in imagery being Halloween and arguments with the other holidays was great also it flowed well read well and no grammar issues in great descriptive measures thanks for this doctor Ricky 1024
Comment Written 30-Nov-2017
reply by the author on 30-Nov-2017
I dunno, Ricky. I can't explain why either.
Even though the poem didn't place, I still had lots of fun writing and putting it together.
I appreciate you going back, resurrecting this from the FanStory poetry graveyard and offering your opinions on the poem.
Thanks for the shiny sixth star as well.
Happy holidays, buddy.
I absolutely loved
Stephen King watched from his Mansion in Bangor. and his taking control of the discussion, by "ordering" action -
it brought the piece to a cleverly modernistic level.
I also thoroughly enjoyed the meter and rhyme that you crafted,
which made the reading effortless and self-propelled :-)
And how shocked was I, NOT to find spine-chilling, visceral images!!! (LOL)
Best wishes in the contest :-)
Comment Written 01-Nov-2017
reply by the author on 01-Nov-2017
I'd hoped to make the story tame enough for adults and children alike, Leineco. Hence the absence of the more gruesome sort of imagery.
I deeply appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on it, and for the six stars as well.
I never take either for granted.
Thanks for wishing me luck.
Best wishes, and thanks again.
Thanks for the truely entertaining read. It was a lot of fun. I told my nephew who rents from me that I wasn't going to decorate for Halloween this year.
"Too much trouble. And I don't have any kids to enjoy it any more".
His response. "You have to. It's the 2nd biggest decorating holiday of the year."
And of course I did. By the way, my nephew is 50. Guess I do still have a kid around.
Comment Written 07-Oct-2017
reply by the author on 08-Oct-2017
Once a fan of Halloween always a fan, DALLAS.
Shucks, I am 57 and still love dressing up and decorating. I scare the bejeezus outta any trick-or-treaters brave enough to come to my door, lol.
Thank you for your review and the six as well.