On Monday, Frank J. Tassone hosted dVerse’s Haibun Monday. He said: “Let’s feel the spooky sensation of this coming Halloween/Samhain! Let’s celebrate that emotion of dread. Let’s write our haibun that states or references fear.”
Looking for a particular photo and some inspiration I went through my pictures. I found a couple (though not the one I really wanted) and settled on this one. Shall we?
Nicole was practically skipping as she made her way home, still feeling warm and fuzzy from the lovely evening she had had with her besties. Getting together for dinner and a movie was always so much fun. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, they had gone to see Halloween #27. (Seriously? When were they going to give it up already?) She giggled as she thought of how ludicrous the whole thing was until she noticed how dark and quiet the woods seemed suddenly. Where was the birdsong? The buzzing of insects? She tripped over the roots of a tree, just managing to stay upright. The willies crept in and she imagined the tree branches reaching towards her to grab her. She stumbled forward, fear overtaking her reasoning as she hurried to get out of the now-scary woods and out into the clearing. What the hell was wrong with her anyway?
Fear courses through veins
Causing heart palpitations
None of it is real