SLOW DOWN YOU MOVE TOO FAST

 

Life moves too fast.

People rushing back and forth.

Where are they going?

Do they ever reach their destinations?

Rushing and rushing everyday.

Everything becomes a blur.

The faces and lights flash by too quickly.

Stop!

I need to breathe!

What happened to living and enjoying life?

When does that happen?

After we’re dead and buried.

Then we slow down to a stand still.

THE PERFECT PARADISE

Welcome to Oasis, Florida.

Sunlit beaches and pink sand

to enjoy during the day.

Tourists aplenty searching

for their perfect paradise.

The perfect wave.

The perfect partner.

The perfect party.

When night comes,

the fun really begins.

Dark shadows walk the streets,

looking for their perfect partners.

The innocent who will join in on their games.

Games that can turn deadly.

Who will be alive come morning?

Only THE DEAD know.

THE DEAD GAME

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SEND IN THE CLOWNS

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Daniel Merriam

I open my eyes.

I see weird creatures.

The man in the moon

and circus men.

Why are they in my room?

Have they come to entertain me?

Or maybe to kill me?

I hear laughter.

Hysterical laughter surrounding

me from all corners of the room.

The circus men are clowns, who

are waving sharp knives at me.

I need to escape!

I can’t!

I’m tied down to my bed.

They’re coming closer to the bed.

The laughter is getting louder.

I close my eyes.

I hear quiet.

I open my eyes.

The room is dark.

It looks to be empty.

I glance over at my chair in the corner.

There’s a red balloon tied to it,

floating in the air.

Oh no!

WATCHING ME

 

Who is watching me from the water?

There is something bobbing beneath

the shallow waves.

Is it a person or a sea creature?

It’s coming closer to shore.

I see eyes!

Yellow eyes sparkling in the sunlight.

It has green skin with yellow spots.

I’m beginning to hear the music

from “Jaws” in my head.

My over-active imagination

is in over-drive.

I must run!

Before the creature catches me!

Wait!

It’s just a man rising from the waves.

A man in a wet suit.

All is safe.

The yellow spots must have been

a reflection from the sun.

Ouch!

I’m shot!

He shot me!

He shot me with a spear gun!

Too late.

I’m falling down.

Will I wake up again?

Will I find it all to be a bad dream?

I hope so.

A SAD HOUSE

 

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A sad house.

It sits alone,

waiting for visitors.

Waiting for someone

to clean and fix it up.

A family would be preferable.

Even a family with a dog would

be better than the dead quiet.

It will continue to wait until its

shutters fall off and its roof sinks in.

As long as it has its four walls,

there will always be hope for better times.

If only walls could talk.

THE DEAD GAME — IN THE BEGINNING

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Candles by simplysublime

THE DEAD GAME BY SUSANNE LEIST

IN THE BEGINNING

The town of Oasis was plagued by dark shadows. Shana and her friends began to plan their own line of defense. They believed that Wolf was responsible for all the deaths and disappearances in town.

      They sat around Shana’s table in the back room with the lights off and the front door securely locked. A small candle on the table provided the only light in the room. Shadows on the walls swayed back and forth with the motion of the candle’s flame. Each time the shadows moved, Shana jumped a little inside, recalling the dark figures that had stalked her in town.

     As she stared at the flickering shadows, she hoped and prayed that they would finally be able to rid their town of the menacing beings. Despite the fear racing through her icy veins, she said, “We must confront Wolf on our own! We must learn to protect ourselves without relying on others to deliver us from this evil!”

     “Wolf is much too powerful for us to fight against by ourselves!” David said.

     But Shana had formulated her own plan and was excited to offer it to the group. “We’ll go up against Wolf in his own house!”

     “Have you gone crazy?” Mike said.

     “No! Listen to me! We’ll make sure that Todd and Sam find out about this meeting before it happens: this way they can come to our aid.”

     “Oh! How romantic!” said Linda, “Knights in shining armor, valiantly coming to our rescue.”

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THE DESCRIPTION OF THE DEAD GAME HAS CHANGED TO INCLUDE THE POSSIBILITY OF A SEQUEL OR A SERIES

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In Book 1, Linda moves to a small town to live a quiet life. She opens a bookstore and makes new friends. Life is simple–that is until the dead body washes up on shore. Linda is horrified to find that dead bodies and disappearing tourists are common for this town. As soon as the sun sets, the residents are stalked by dark shadows. But this is only the beginning.

Linda and her friends receive an unsigned invitation to a party at the deserted house on the hill. They are pursued through revolving rooms and dangerous traps, barely escaping with their lives. Two of their own remain trapped in the house. Or so they think.

They must embark on a difficult journey, chased by unnatural creatures, not knowing whom to trust, to uncover the one controlling everyone in town.  Who are The Dead? Are they humans or vampires? Or a combination of both?

They are led down a path with many twists and turns. Will they be able to identify the true leader of The Dead? Will they be able to destroy him? More mysteries pop up as others are laid to rest. Will there be an end to this game? Or will a second book be needed?

The Dead Game has begun.

THE DEAD GAME — DAY 196

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They were trapped in a house of horrors. Furry flying creatures and evil demons. What was next?

    The fire followed them into the room, bringing with it an intense heat. “Grilled humans,” screeched Natalie, “that should be a good snack for me.” She raised her arm and this time lifted Linda high up, above the raging fire. “I believe that this human should cook first, since she is Todd’s favorite treat.”

     The flying creatures continued to screech and dive down at them. One flew down low and caught Shana by her hair, lifting her up to the ceiling. She struggled with the furry demon, trying to free her hair from its deadly grip.

     Natalie said, “We now have two useless humans caught!”

     Sam called up to Shana. “Don’t worry! Just hold on tight! Once we vanquish her, the creatures will also be destroyed!”

     Shana continued to struggle against the creature. When she looked up at it, it glanced back down at her. She was shocked to see that while it had a human face, it also had a beak. But its body was the body of a huge bat. It kept staring at her, turning its head sideways—like a bird analyzing its prey.

     She pulled at her long hair trapped in its sharp talons. Its hooked claws were very sharp; she could feel their edges digging into her scalp. She was in a bad situation. She looked down at the strange scene being played out beneath her.

THE HOUSE IS ALIVE!

Welcome to my greenhouse.

Wolf steps back from the door

to allow his guests to enter.

They walk into a room filled with trees.

No paths meander through the thick greenery.

They follow Wolf through the tangled grove

to the back of the room.

Leaves rustle with the sounds of wildlife.

But no animals or birds are visible.

The back wall is filled to the high ceiling

with cages of snakes.

Snakes thrusting their long tongues

at the unwelcome guests.

Wolf laughs at their discomfort.

Time to leave the strange house.

They run past the tall trees,

who lift their mighty trunks in pursuit.

The whole house shakes,

while Wolf bellows louder in laughter.

They run through the room of portraits

that follow them with their eyes.

They must escape before the house

swallows them alive.

THE DEAD GAME HAS BEGUN.

THE DEAD GAME

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