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By Cathy holmesPublished 15 days ago β€’ 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
Photo by The Ian on Unsplash

As you curl

and tighten

your twisted rope

around my neck

and stare

with your twisted smile,

into my soon-dead eyes,

I hope it becomes clear to you

that upon autopsy,

my vengeance is airborne.


For Poppy's Prompts #6

surreal poetry

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Cathy holmes

Canadian family girl with a recently discovered love for writing. Other loves include animals and sports.

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Comments (34)

  • Andrea Corwin 6 days ago

    I missed this (so much to read on Vocal!) but OMG what an ending! My mouth fell open and OH came out of my mouth!!! Congrats on the Leaderboard placing!!

  • JBaz9 days ago

    Congratulations for placing on the leader board.

  • Poppy 13 days ago

    Ahhhh this is a masterpiece!!! I can't even pick out a favourite line because they're all equally brilliant. It sounds like song lyrics and i wanna hear it performed. Congrats on such a well deserved top story!

  • Well-deserved top story Cathy! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  • L.C. SchΓ€fer14 days ago

    This is gorgeous and sinister in equal measure, I love it

  • Novel Allen14 days ago

    oh the horror, to say the least. Short and sweet is the story of revenge. Congrats

  • Mariann Carroll14 days ago

    Deserve Top story!!!! Wow!!! Twisted dark poetry

  • Christy Munson14 days ago

    Wowza. Provocative and compelling! Great work, Cathy. Congratulations on Top Story! πŸ₯³

  • Vicious, dark and brilliant

  • Awesome work! Love this read. Keep up he good work. When you get a chance please check out my work let me know your thoughts.

  • I did not anticipate that level of darkness in my light morning reading πŸ˜‚ lol. Well done on top story and this piece, Cathy 😊

  • JBaz14 days ago

    lovely, in a cruel and twisted way. Congratulations

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠ

  • Donna Fox (HKB)15 days ago

    Ooooo!! I love the darkness of this piece and the different perspective!! Great work here Cathy!!

  • ROCK 15 days ago

    Seriously I can't imagine how your cute little face hides all this crazy! Love your surprises Cathy! Congratulations πŸŽ‰

  • Caroline Jane15 days ago

    Crikey! Do not mess with the Holmes!!! Message understood! Congrats on TS. 😁

  • Margaret Brennan15 days ago

    well deserving of TS. bravo

  • The Dani Writer15 days ago

    Dark and dire with deadly writing execution. A "WOW" of a top story!

  • Ameer Bibi15 days ago

    A beautiful and concise piece of writing

  • This hits so chillingly and raw, truly this is how one feels when they are eviscerated inside & out

  • Back to say congrats

  • Wow! What a poem! Congrats on the Top Story! This is an awesome piece of writing.

  • yup, yup, yup...I KNEW it!! Congrats

  • shanmuga priya15 days ago

    Congratulations πŸŽ‰

  • J. R. Lowe15 days ago

    Oooof now this is dark (but I love it even more for it)

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