Written for Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge Today’s Prompt was Creature.
It wasn’t the teeth that bit, Nor the eyes that glared, Not even the claws that slashed; It wasn’t the spikes that poked, Nor the tail that swatted, Not even the horns that gouged; It was the creature’s name that hurt, Stung like a thousand bee stings, As it slipped from my lips: Sister.
Richard M. Ankers is the English author of The Eternals Series and Britannia Unleashed all published by Next Chapter. Richard feels privileged to have had stories and poetry published all over the world. He lives to write.
A prolific writer, a constant source of clearing his mind, Richard has created this website to share just some of the many poems and prose he has written that would otherwise have fallen by the wayside.
Reading and writing have always been Richard's main love along with the pursuit of keeping fit, running, walking, and anything that provides a spectacular view.
Running in the rain with his headphones on whilst dreaming up some future storyline is just about perfect. It would be nicer still if that run was in Switzerland or Norway, but we can't have everything.
Oh, and coffee, lots and lots of coffee.
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5 thoughts on “The Creature I Knew”
Thank you 🙂
Fun title and like the twist.
Thank you 🙂