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Seeping Scarlet Screams

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Slithering,

Slick,

Snaking vines scrape floorboards,

Scented petals

snap leafy pads softly through

scrawny hallways

sloppily laden shelves crash shrilly

as twisting shoots

and extended spikes

slink under shut doorway,

over ripping slippers,

socks, shirts

stitching torn

onto sheets

Along ankles arms appendages:

Serrated.

Seeping.

Scarlet.

Screams.


Carin Marais suggested I write a short story about Homicidal Red Roses and my last poem I wrote I’d wanted to turn into an alliterative poem. The two joined forces and Ta-Da!

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About Nthato Morakabi

Nthato Morakabi is a South African born, published author working as a Technical Writer for Everlytic and a writer for Gamecca Magazine. He has published short stories both internationally and locally, and is hoping to publish a novel in the near future. He is an avid read, inspired blogger, and an aspiring digital artist.

4 responses »

  1. This is outstanding…very expressive.

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