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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Enter the CWC Hallowe'en Haiku contest!

All right kiddies, it's time for you to scare up something for our latest contest.


In the spirit of, well, Spirits and Goblins and eerie Whatnots, we at the CWC want your spookiest, your funniest, your Poe-yist...

Hallowe'en Haikus

Follow the typical Haiku format of 5,7,5, syllables per line.

Don't be afraid; take a stab at it!

Entry rules/details:

Post your little ditties as comments to this post!

Multiple entries are strictly ENCOURAGED.

Winner will receive a hand-knit hat in 100% pure 'Lamb's Pride' wool, knit by our very own MelBel.

The winner will be announced on October 31. Then we'll ask you to email us your address so we can snail-mail you your gorgeous prize! (In time for winter!)

15 Comments:

Blogger Lisa Jean said...

Bloody entrails lay
On the garden path today
No candy for you

Tue Oct 09, 12:50:00 pm GMT-4  
Anonymous HauntedShirley said...

empty pumpkins stare
little footprints ending here
maples wearing masks

Tue Oct 09, 01:35:00 pm GMT-4  
Blogger Thomas White said...

Candle flickering
Jack-O-Lantern toothy smile
Orange flesh burning

Wed Oct 10, 01:34:00 pm GMT-4  
Blogger dennis mahagin said...

Not My Type?... Oh

Wafer-thin garlics
Strung tight on popcorn necklace;
Fuck off, Barnabus!

Wed Oct 10, 09:37:00 pm GMT-4  
Anonymous Paul Gitschner said...

The sharp knife cuts deep
A smile on orange appears
To draw you nearer

Thu Oct 11, 05:47:00 pm GMT-4  
Blogger Sharon Hurlbut said...

finger by finger
now comes the winter season
a chill up the back

Fri Oct 12, 02:07:00 am GMT-4  
Blogger Thomas White said...

Aqua Candy Blue
Clear Wrapped Halloween Treat? No-
Menthol Lozenge Trick

Fri Oct 12, 11:07:00 am GMT-4  
Anonymous Dean said...

An orange shadow
looms over suburbia
death will call tonight


a friendly menace
hoards of waist high archetypes
shout ultimatums


the corn is yellow
pumpkins are cut to likeness
neighbors be giving

Sat Oct 13, 12:46:00 am GMT-4  
Blogger Martin Heavisides said...

Dance of the Skeletons:
a haiku cycle

SERVING

pole through the innards
eyeballs swimming in the soup
yum! tasty or what?

COSMETIC SURGERY

if pumpkins had hands
they could hold a rifle in
that knife wouldn't carve

LOSING CAUSE

zombies don't date much
their only pick-up line is
i could eat you up

NEW CUSTOMS FOR OLD

a five year old witch
let's not make her a briquet
let's give her candy

DINNER DATE

vampires love a bite
neck is the favoured target
lower once a month

PROTOCOL

ghosts may walk through walls
they may even walk through you
but not each other

SOCIAL WHIRL

the devil's charity
barbecue--never know who
you might be eating

DINNER DATE(ii)

flies feast on the field
battle's a stimulant to
fly economy

Sun Oct 14, 10:52:00 am GMT-4  
Blogger kmarie said...

hairs rise on my arms
scared and sweating profusely
spirits all around

Wed Oct 17, 06:38:00 am GMT-4  
Blogger kmarie said...

Fears

you can dream them up
scary monsters under beds
can you dream them down

Wed Oct 17, 06:40:00 am GMT-4  
Blogger kmarie said...

First Date

running through the field
chased by a steady mad man
fun night out gone bad

Wed Oct 17, 06:42:00 am GMT-4  
Blogger Mrs. Chambers said...

Winds blow doors ajar
while vampires eat the smooth flesh
and spirits' souls scream.

Mon Oct 22, 08:06:00 am GMT-4  
Blogger kanoko said...

falling leaves from trees
the spirits of the dead ones
hurry to your house

Wed Oct 24, 12:01:00 am GMT-4  
Anonymous GC SMITH said...

Down Under

Where the worms do munch
on the detrius of life
is where we all end

Sat Oct 27, 09:26:00 am GMT-4  

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