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What Waits in the Dark

A horror quadru-haiku

By J. R. LowePublished 10 months ago 1 min read
What Waits in the Dark
Photo by Prateek Gautam on Unsplash

In the candlelight

you find a flicker of hope,

and gently tiptoe


towards the exit

in the wake of deep shadows

that part like oceans.


Ruby-eyed, they smirk.

The wooden door creaks open .

You shield it - too late!


The dark consumes you,

and that small flicker of hope

is gone with the wind.

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About the Creator

J. R. Lowe

By day, I'm a PhD student, by night.... I'm still a PhD student, but sometimes I procrastinate by writing on Vocal. Based in Brisbane, Australia.

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  • Allie Bickerton10 months ago

    Brrr… is it cold in here or is it just you? Seriously.. I need a blanket.

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