SMM 2017 Halloween Writing Contest: The Girl on the Stairs

Madness neatly folded

into softly bundled mayhem

pressed firmly underneath

that staircase.

Those stairs

pulled me upward

in my formative years.

The little girl

at the top of the steps


in her eyes

a preternatural glow

“I'll bet you can't make it so fast...


she said slowly

her teeth, sharp and gleaming

every word forming

a slight hiss.

I ran in breathless,

horrible fantasy.

Dancing eyes,

her head slowly turning

I wasn't questioning

pretending life was

a normal curve.

Then one day older,

she appeared


teeth now brandishing

razor sharp fangs

“I'll bet your life you can't make

these stairs!”

that voice

now gravelly and deep.

I looked


at her metamorphosis

into demon

daughter of

a discontent house.

Written By

L.T. Garvin


SMM 2017 Halloween Writing Contest Entry


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Black Luna Spider Illustration By Poet Rummager



Published by Dead Donovan

SlasherMonster Magazine

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