The Creature I Knew

 Written for Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge
Today’s Prompt was Creature.

Photo by Skyler Sawyer on Unsplash
Photo by Skyler Sawyer on Unsplash

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. 


Thank you for reading
Richard

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.
Also Available:
The Eternals Series: The Eternals / Hunter Hunted / Into Eternity

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Six Word Stories — Spooky

Photo by Cederic Vandenberghe on Unsplash
Photo by Cederic Vandenberghe on Unsplash

 Written for Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge


Mansion for sale: One undead owner.


Thank you for reading
Richard

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.
Also Available:
The Eternals Series: The Eternals / Hunter Hunted / Into Eternity