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That Weird Neighbor

A Horror Haiku

By Matthew FrommPublished 7 months ago 1 min read
That Weird Neighbor
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Halloween thunder.

Under boards, slashed bodies stacked

Code eight. Children stare.



A spooky season Haiku for you. You can check out all of my works below:

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Matthew Fromm

Full-time nerd, history enthusiast, and proprietor of random knowledge. The best way to find your perfect story is to make it yourself.

Here there be dragons, and knights, and castles, and quests for entities not wished to be found.

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  • Mackenzie Davis5 months ago

    Ooooh, that is chilling. I think my subconscious went to Silence of the Lambs with "bodies stacked." But does that really make sense? I don't think so, but that's what happened, lol. Great spooky haiku!

  • Chloe Gilholy6 months ago

    A very packful and intense haiku.

  • Veronica Coldiron6 months ago

    😮 Duuurn! There's a lot going on in those few little words. You sure know how to pack a punch!

  • Nicely Slashed 🔪🩸😵haha😂📝

  • Addison M7 months ago

    Code eight is a nice touch! Great work.

  • Oooo, I love those slashed bodies under the boards! I enjoyed your Haiku very much!

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  • Donna Renee7 months ago

    That was a lot of creepy in not a lot of syllables!! 🫣🫣🫣🫣

  • Stephanie Hoogstad7 months ago

    I’ve never been creeped out by a haiku before, but you’ve definitely done it here. Well done.

  • Rob Angeli7 months ago

    Very interesting way of playing out a story in a haiku, without sacrificing at all the instantaneous image. Creepy.

  • Thavien Yliaster7 months ago

    Yeah, this speaks of a slasher thriller. Too bad the bodies were buried deep enough to be pushing up daisies. I wonder if they were alerted by the smell of rotting decay.

  • Harmony Kent7 months ago

    Perfect for Halloween season! Bravo, Matthew 💕😊

  • Dana Crandell7 months ago

    Well, I can't say, "Nice one," but it's damn good!

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