Poets logo


Based on The Girl with the Dragon the Tattoo

By Melissa IngoldsbyPublished 7 days ago β€’ 1 min read
Top Story - July 2024
Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash

I am the ghost Rebecca case,

Don't you obsess over it, over me

I am the ghost that haunts with real blood and fire-breath

I am the case that can not be cracked

My blood lies in a dried-up pool beneath my feet
I scream until the screams run out of me

I dream until the dream runs out of me

I run until the running is beaten out of me

You raped my mind, before my body

Yes, raped.

I felt dead in my veins as they were pressed into submission

Deep wells of a new person without a name

The name was whipped from her lips

Stale. False promises. Stale.

Inhale-Pinch-Cry stopped.

I am the case you will not crack.


About the Creator

Melissa Ingoldsby

I am a published author on Patheos,

I am Bexley by Resurgence Novels

The Half Paper Moon on Golden Storyline Books for Kindle.

The Job, The Space between Us and Atonement published by JMS Books this year!!

Carnivorous published by Eukalypto

Enjoyed the story?
Support the Creator.

Subscribe for free to receive all their stories in your feed. You could also pledge your support or give them a one-off tip, letting them know you appreciate their work.

Subscribe For FreePledge Your Support

Reader insights


Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

Top insight

  1. Excellent storytelling

    Original narrative & well developed characters

Add your insights

Comments (19)

  • Tina D'Angeloabout 18 hours ago

    Congratulations on the Top Story!!

  • Very sad. It elicits emotion. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sarah Parker4 days ago

    What an intensely excellent poem.

  • Kodah4 days ago

    I wanted to write a story about this same topic. But I didn't think Vocal would've approved it. Congratulations on your top story! This was powerful! πŸ’Œ

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

  • S.K. Wilson5 days ago

    Haunting yet beautiful 🩷

  • Terrifying and thought provoking. Oh, and congrats on top story.

  • Cathy holmes5 days ago

    Wow. That is powerful. Congrats on the TS.

  • Lamar Wiggins5 days ago

    Really excellent and haunting work!!! Congrats, Melissa!

  • Liam Storm5 days ago

    Really powerful poem!! Very well deserved top story! Congrats

  • Gina C.5 days ago

    Oh my...your words are as powerful as ever here! This one will sit with me for a while. You are so talented :) Congrats on Top Story!

  • Your words evoke a sense of empathy and admiration for your courage and tenacity, wonderful!

  • angela hepworth5 days ago

    So emotional and utterly powerful.

  • Paul Stewart5 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story, Melissa. Was reluctant and then forgot to read this when it first was published. I think because of the subject matter - but as ever, you pull no punches, and stopped me in my tracks with the eloquence of your words. Powerful writing, Melissa! Well done!

  • This is a very inciteful poem. thanks for sharing.

  • Ameer Bibi6 days ago

    feeling sad for your depression and anxiety I can feel you sending love πŸ’“

  • I know what it feels to have your mind raped. I'm so sorry you went through this πŸ₯Ί Sending you lots of love and hugs ❀️

  • Kendall Defoe 7 days ago

    I was a little nervous about reading this one. I hope that this never happened to you and that it is a way for you to work out these emotions on the page. But I thank you for this. A very powerful piece of work.

  • ROCK 7 days ago

    I have frozen in my reading tracks; it's so harsh and painfully penned. You pulled off the fine art of fear.

Melissa IngoldsbyWritten by Melissa Ingoldsby

Find us on social media

Miscellaneous links

  • Explore
  • Contact
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Support

Β© 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.