As part of the Funk-N-Fiction Halloween Flash Fiction Event, we’re showcasing a few of the participating authors who are also 2021 Coastal Magic Convention Featured Authors! First up, today, is a poem from Tigris Eden.
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Death followed me home today.
To be honest, Death may have been with me all along.
It wasn’t a whisper.
It wasn’t that someone cast a spell.
There were no signs or warning bells.
I don’t sense danger.
I have plenty of light.
My life isn’t special.
It’s quiet and polite.
My thoughts are vacant but my motivation is deep.
The bus ride home I sit in the back at a window seat.
I people watch while Death, this entire time is watching me.
The sly mischievous thing, and the nerve to sit right next to me.
“Why at the back? Why not at the front?”
“I guess to not be seen.”
“But I see you. I see everything.”
“Must be nice.”
“At times it’s bothersome, but there’s always a price.”
My stop approaches. I hit the bell.
The sound of tires, the door opening.
The crisp night air.
The moon isn’t out.
Darkness covers every space in it’s beautiful embrace.
“Is this your stop?” I ask.
“Afraid so my dear.”
The crickets stop chirping the moment my feet touch the ground.
“Thank you,” I say as I turn and bow.
It’s the only warning I ever give.
My body sways.
My eyes close.
The moment of truth slowly unfolds.
Time stands still.
I take a deep breath.
“Are you not scared?” Death asks.
“Should I be?”
“I’ve come for you.”
“Ah, I see.”
Death tiles its head.
“You know who I am?”
I nod once and offer a smile.
“I’ve been watching you for a while.”
My actions are swift, and my aim is true.
“I always said I would come for you.”
It’s the very last words that Death will ever hear.
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I enjoyed the poem very much. Happy Halloween!
Nice. And appropriately creepy!
Nice! And appropriately creepy.
You don’t see poetry flash fiction much, this is awesome!
I love, love, love the surprise ending!
❤ this!!! Thank you!!