Illustration By Poet Rummager


The light grows dim.

Night enfolds me

in a heavy blanket.

Kiss on my forehead.

Whispers of sweet dreams –

snuffing out candle light.


The peace doesn’t last long.

Phobetor awakens me

in the hush of the night.


His cold breath icy

on my chest

as he clutches my heart.


His fingernails tear

into my flesh.

“I want you to never forget.”


“Nightmares,” he says –

“aren’t always just in your head.

The ones which beat

in your heart won’t fade.

You’ll come to understand

every night, I’m here.

Bitch, be afraid.”



Phobetor is the Greek god of nightmares


Illustration & Poem By Poet Rummager





Published by Dead Donovan

SlasherMonster Magazine

43 thoughts on “Phobetor

  1. Taking some strong dark turns of late, aren’t ya? Loved the poem and am really enjoying your artwork as well. Was unable to respond to your queries via my blog for some reason. The answer to the first is sure, thank you. The answer to the second is sure, just don’t hurt me. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Oggy! Well, SlasherMonster is for the dark stuff. Monster art is fun, and I appreciate that you’re enjoying my illustrations. Fly helps with the background and making the art “pop.”

      Great, Friday then — all right!! Haha; aw, not even a little bite? I’ll contact you again when we’re ready to post,

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