Hello out there to all of you fantastic folks! After a questionable amount of dawdling and delay, I'm finally back with a new challenge! And with Halloween being nearly upon us here in the States, I figured a Spooky Sayings challenge was rather fitting. And now for the rules...
■WHAT TO DO: Choose one (or more) of the spooky sayings listed below and incorporate it into a seriously sinister poem or short piece of your own creation. Please be sure to list the saying(s) you used in your caption area with proper credit; and make sure to put the challenge hashtag (listed below) in your caption area too, so that I can easily find your post.
*Posts must be penned in English.
■CHOOSE ONE OR MORE:
▪"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes." -Shakespeare
▪"Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble." - Shakespeare
▪"Hell is empty. All the devils are here." -Shakespeare
▪"There is something haunting in the light of the moon." -Joseph Conrad
▪"Hope not ever to see Heaven. I have come to lead you to the other shore; into eternal darkness; into fire and into ice." -Dante Alighieri
▪"Oh yes, there will be blood." -From "Saw II"
▪"Sometimes dead is better." -From "Pet Cemetery"
▪ "The world outside had its own rules, and those rules were not human." - Michel Houellebecq
▪“No one escapes from life alive.” -Michael Crichton
▪“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!” - Bram Stoker
▪“Even the dead tell stories.” - Marcus Sedgwick
▪“That cold ain’t the weather. That’s death approaching.” -From "30 Days of Night"
▪"I see dead people." -From "The Sixth Sense"
▪Be afraid. Be very afraid." -From "The Fly"
▪“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.” - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
▪“I fear not the dark itself, but what may lurk within it.” -Unknown
▪"My hour is almost come, when I to sulphurous and tormenting flames Must render up myself." -Shakespeare
▪"Bloody thou art; bloody will be thy end." -Shakespeare
▪"Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires." -Shakespeare
▪"For a charm of powerful trouble, like a hell-broth boil and bubble." -Shakespeare
▪"Here in the forest, dark and deep, I offer you eternal sleep." -The Aenigmachine
■NONE OF THIS STUFF: -Plagiarism -Inappropriate language or images -More than one entry
■DURATION OF CHALLENGE: This challenge will run for 48 hours. When it says '2d' in the upper right hand corner, the challenge is closed. Please don't submit to a closed challenge.
■CHALLENGE HASHTAG: Make sure to put #cees_spookies in your caption area.
Ok, happy haunting! I mean writing! Or both... ✍
P.S. Don't forget to support your fellow challenge participants by checking out their submissions.