The Third Post from the Left

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Don’t go to sleep listening to scary story podcasts…shudder….

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A doorway was opened…

a black road marched through the land…

one that wounded and tore, but invisibly so…

yes quite out of sight…

until the third post from the left…

a nexus of darkness…

drinking the light with greed

gulping it with great slurps…

savoring nothing,

but taking all…

Transparent things…

capering things…sliding

and creeping

and gibbering things..

circled around and around in

a spiral of crimson death…

they were not there…

Yet I saw them…

I saw them all…

even while running back

down the trail..

they nipped at my heals…

filling my head

with the most singular sound of confusion

till I arrived at the car…

slammed the door shut..

to only find out…

that the third post…

was me…

all along..

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Like I said…gotta rethink what I fall asleep to…

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David L. Whitman 06/29/2012 shaking off the fog…

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41 thoughts on “The Third Post from the Left

  1. We need to get you some better bedtime stories to listen to before you go to bed… Buy some books on cd about elves and kings and castles (he he)….creepy…I like the title, and how it was you all along, makes it more creepy….. effective for this genre. Hope you enjoyed the process. Nice to have some fun with your art. πŸ™‚ Sam from cloudy state

  2. You make my so-called ‘powers of description’ seem redundant! πŸ˜‰ Stephen King, watch out. No matter what you write about, I feel seduced by your words.

  3. I agree with Sam… we are going to buy you some “happily ever after” stories with fairies, elves , knights and princesses !! πŸ˜‰ Do like that it was you all along…. but gave me a shiver for sure!! I no like nightmares 😦 Terrific read David… and love the photo — perfect for your tale of horror πŸ˜‰

    • lol…I have tonssss og fantasy stuff, but i was listening to a horror podcast of “from Beyond” by lovecraft when i fell asleep,…and the rest….is history..lol

  4. Oh, David, this is your nightmare? I’m so sorry! πŸ™‚
    Β You wrote excellent, as always! Fantastic!
    Have a clear day, relaxing and happiness, David! πŸ™‚

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