So we know how much all of you love horror haiku. This contest just draws a lot of traffic and interest. Did you know that Christmas was once a creepy holiday? It was filled with ghosts and spooks. It didn’t get to be all cheery and happy until well into the 20th century. That being the case, we don’t mind showing the creepy side of the Holidays. Please keep in mind if you post here your haiku may end up in our digital/print holiday issue (coming in late December 2021). Please remember to title the haiku.
Haiku has to be a traditional form, but we are not going by conventions. Five 7 Five is ok here. Also the Haiku must be Horror. Scarier the better. We want scary, ironic, terrifying, monstrous, but not gross. I don’t like gross poetry, it makes me woozy. Gory is ok, but not graphic, if you can walk that line.
Anyway quick rules:
5 7 5 form
Scary, freaky, ironic, not gross
Deadline is December 21, 2021
Post the Haiku in the comments below
If you have any questions the only other answers I have is this example. I wrote it. It’s not fantastic or anything. Also, I’ve screwed up the count many times on these things, so if it is off, you let me know in the comments:
left her naked, shivering
beside the remains
I know it’s not traditional to put a title with it, but I think it’s a nice touch, so feel free.
Write your haiku in the comments below, enter as many times as you like. 1 haiku per comment please.
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