CW: A place of rest.

“Write a four line poem about a haunted house. (Do this two times: once where each line rhymes and then again with no rhyming at all.)”
– a prompt for this week’s CW piece.
[Source: @DailyPrompt]


The floorboards creak
a sanctuary is what I seek.
A bat flies over my head.
I think it’s high time for bed.


I gently push the front door open.
There’s a soft humming from afar,
but all I can see is darkness.
All those horrors come in handy – I push you in, close the door and run away.


I’d love to read your interpretations of those pieces. If you cared to share. 


P.S. As always, you are more than welcome to use this prompt to inspire your post. If you decide to write something, be sure to pingback to this post, so that I can get an alert and check out your post. (A post on how to do pingbacks can be found here.) If pingbacks are not your thing, feel free to simply leave a link to your piece in the comment section below. The more, the merrier!

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29 thoughts on “CW: A place of rest.

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  1. Damn! The second one gave me goosebumps.

    I am imagining someone seeking for revenge.
    They investigating the person who hurt them. They find out about their largest fear.
    Somehow trick them into how with them.
    And then, push them in that house where all that person’s fear come to life.
    And finally, the deserved revenged has been performed and they live in peace.

    Am I being too dark now? 😉

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    1. Not at all. I like your interpretation.
      I was thinking a bit more the lines of:
      Sometimes we stand on the brink of doing something that we feel nervous about , and we inch closer, but then we freak ourselves out and decide not to go through with it. Instead, we like others to go and explore the deep waters before we are able to jump in.

      But that’s why I like hearing other people’s interpretations.


      1. Oh wow!
        I honestly haven’t been this amazed for a long time. That is very creative!

        It’s probably true for many.
        I have notice that I have become too impatient of waiting and rather the scary jump myself.

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        1. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed my take on it.
          Indeed. I see a lot of people standing on the edge and I cannot just wait in line, waiting for them to decide to take their plunge (traffic analogy). I just go myself. Sometimes I push one in right before me. For the fun of it.


  2. I think the first one suggests that you wish to seek safety in a place which is far from safe and in the second one, you are too scared to explore the place alone and hence you take some company with you.

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