⏳NaPoWriMo 🫖April 🌱2023🌺Day 19

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 Without further ado, here’s our daily (optional) prompt. For this challenge, start by reading Marlanda Dekine’s poem “My Grandma Told Stories or Cautionary Tales.” One common feature of childhood is the monsters. The ones under the bed or in the closet; the odd local monsters that other kids swear roam the creek at night, or that parents say wait to steal away naughty children that don’t go to bed on time. Now, cast your mind back to your own childhood and write a poem about something that scared you – or was used to scare you – and which still haunts you (if only a little bit) today.

Happy (shivery spooky) writing!
❤️❤️This was a puzzler for me as my parents didn't frighten us as children. However, I learned to read at 4 years old and went on to read fairy tales, ghost stories, and 
watch horror films on TV.❤️❤️

Hush, it's on,
we rushed
downstairs to
watch a Hammer
House of Horror
film on TV.
There was the
monster of Baron
played by Peter
Cushing. There
was Count Dracula
with Christopher
Lee. My favourite
was the Werewolf
who was played
by a young Oliver
Reed. I felt so
sorry for the poor
werewolf but the
others frightened
the bejesus out
of my sister and
me. If it was too
scary we put our
fingers over our
eyes and if it
was even scarier
we hid behind
the settee. Dad
would tell us
when it was safe
to come out. He
always told us
it was a film and
therefore not real.
I am not sure we
always believed
him, we always
checked under
the bed, before
getting in, just
in case!

©🦊VixenOfVerse, 2023