By Laura Wynkoop
"For all who bravely dare
To learn this haunted sonnet,
May you be made aware
A spell’s been solid upon it."
From spiders to mummies to the elusive Boogeyman, those pages carry a bit of of every little thing creepy, crawly, and simply undeniable spooky. With a pinch of terror and a splash of humor, readers can be forged right into a shadowy global, the place creatures lurk and nightmares live. Surprises abound on each web page, ready to drag in readers...sometimes literally...
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Come with me—be brave. Though some flee before me, I’m really quite charming. I’m sweet as a puppy— Romantic, polite. Come with me, my love, And we’ll chase down the moonlight. You’ve nothing to fear. I will take Just One Bite! ” I took him home and grabbed a knife To make my pumpkin come to life. I carved out eyes, a ghoulish grin, Then put a burning candle in. I stood up to inspect my work. He glowered with a creepy smirk. ” 46 The Witching Hour By Angela McMullen On moonless nights she lies in bed, With sleepless eyelids twitching.
If he’s in luck, a scrumptious cat. The boogeyman adores fresh meat, Things that scratch with skittery feet. Writhing and thrashing inside his jaw, He grinds them up and gulps them raw. When dinner’s through, dessert is due. And so he hides and waits for you. The Corner By M. Sullivan In the corner of your room awaits A Shape. A No-Shape. A hint of eyes. A dark you cannot see into. You pick up a ball, A book, A doll, Anything. Into the corner it flies but does not land. Brave, Curious, Foolish, You approach And Step In.
Johnson saves her pennies, Which she gives out as a treat. I think she stores them in her shoes— Her pennies smell like feet! 42 The dentist hands out dental floss, But never any sweets. And crazy Mr. Haggerty Gives grocery receipts. Ms. Meyers wears a costume, Which we think is lots of fun. But when we ask about her mask— She isn’t wearing one. So if you’re in our neighborhood, Be sure to come our way. We’ve got some candy just for you That’s ten years old today. 43 Love Song of a Werewolf By Jennifer Cole Judd The black night is perfect, The moon, cold and sallow.
An eyeball in my garden: and other spine-tingling poems by Laura Wynkoop