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
“Tag, you are it”
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.  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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