The Game #Ethree #dubleethree

Ghoulish Face

Late at night
I hear a noise
Is she following?
I feel the clammy cold
The clods from her barren grave
I turn and she is just right there
Vacuous eyes staring coldly at me
Dripping rotting flesh as she approaches
Backing away from her I trip and fall
I see the blood of her last victim
She fills the volume before me
Flesh dripping arm reaches out
She touches my shoulder
Her cold dead finger
โ€œTag, you are itโ€
She giggles
I’m it


This was written for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge. She gave two key words, Empty and Space, and we needed to use synonyms of those words.ย  I did a double ethree this week.


I Photoshoped a painting for a story I once wrote. This is an iteration of the painting that I did not originally use (I just added it). (I originally did the painting for a portrait class – she is pretty in the original ;).)


Late edit – I just added an animation of the original picture…



39 thoughts on “The Game #Ethree #dubleethree

  1. Vashti Q

    Your poems gave me chills all over the place, Trent! The imagery in your double Etheree is palpable. I love the twist at the end. He, he. I don’t know what that painting looked like before, but it’s horrifying. :D xo

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The living dead need to play these types of games to keep in practice for when they go after the living-living ;) Thanks, Vashti! The painting was certainly a lot nicer originally than what I posted here ;) And not quite like the animation at the bottom….

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I was originally going to put the photo up in the coffee post, but then I thought about it and decided there are some readers who may not like being creeped out while reading a coffee post ;) Thanks, Y.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          The WP gremlins are worse than usual – of 70 spam comments, 10 were legit! Usually 1 or even none, but 10? Plus 7 comments in pending from people I have already approved. Oh well, WP is quite perfect, is it?

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks Eloise. I’m an urban fantasy/horror writer, that’s what I do – bring the dead to life ;) Unfortunately I didn’t publish The Fireborn until 2017, so saying “Bringing the dead to life since 2017” doesn’t sound impressive ;)

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