Thursday, September 30, 2021

A Zombie Dance


Photo by Alonso Reyes on Unsplash

Zombie Dance

The dead walk the Earth

Halloween night

ghouls and zombies,

all corpses,

invited to delight

for nothing frightens

more than a

dead dance party

dangling skin

open wounds,

empty eye sockets,

blood and gore

come on

must we say more

dance, they all do

but only after

making a meal of you!

Yolanda Renée  (C) 2021


Are you ready for WEP's


Challenge Flash?


Monday, September 27, 2021

The Dead Will Walk on Halloween!



There's plenty of ghouls

on land and sea

some drowned

others just tried to flee

from a life

long and hard

or a crime they didn't foresee

watery deaths

or bones

those murderers

buried deep

terra Earth

will always be discreet

but on Halloween

those spirits will arise

to remind the living

that evil thrives

and is always close by.

   Yolanda Renée  (C) 2021


It's almost time for the "WEP"


Monday, September 20, 2021

The Woods on Halloween


Photo by Filip Zrnzević on Unsplash

The Woods

The woods are dark

but the moon is high

come and visit

when the moon is nigh


we won't bite

or frighten you away

we want your company

at least for the night


we're here to please you

eat and be merry

dance with delight

our haunting will end

at the stroke of midnight. 

   Yolanda Renée  (C) 2021


Just because it's almost Halloween,

A Challenge based on The Scream!

Monday, September 13, 2021

What Do You Like About Halloween Night?


Photo by Szabó János on Unsplash

Halloween Night

What do you like about

Halloween night

is it the dancing, the prancing

or the disguise you adore.


Does it go deeper

to your very core

the call of the weird and unknown

or the cry of the new victim

all your own.


Do you flaunt your evil

or hide your lust

until that moment

desire takes hold.


Do you pounce like an animal

or seduce with finesse

do you kill with passion

or a snap of your finger.


blood flows

is it just as you imagined

death the ultimate

 Halloween trick or treat.

 Yolanda Renée (C) 2021





Wednesday, September 8, 2021

You're Invited to SCREAM!



It's automatic

when danger is near


help will come

all will be well



at the injustice

scream at the liars

and anti-vaxxers who

spread the fear



when all else fails

release those pent-up emotions

scream when alone

no one will hear



 until hoarse

at the source

a nightmare

 or fright



as a captive unheard

or when

the hero is near



for sheer joy, good news

or to amuse


for fun and good cheer





that's our theme!

Yolanda Renee © 2021


The WEP's October Challenge

Please join us for Scream

The Scream by Edvard Munch was a shoo-in for October - this challenge is devoted to the horror genre in honour of the Halloween/Samhain/observances of the other world spirits. Go as creepy as you like. But other genres are welcome too, there’s no genre police here, except that non-negotiable no to erotica.

This is a world renowned artwork symbolising the horror and angst of the human condition. It has since its creation in 1893, become an iconic representation of modern life. Read about The Scream here.

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian born artist who split much of his working life between Berlin and Paris. Mental health issues ran in the family, so Munch had occasion so observe its effects from close proximity. He was much influenced by Impressionists and post-Impressionists such as van Gogh.

The prompt is wide open to interpretations - who will it be that screams? And why – in pain, terror or exultation?

Will it be a human scream that rends the air? Or an animal one? Or a scream from another world altogether? Or will it be a cosmic scream of the planet?

A silent scream in colours, like the one Munch felt in a sunset sky above a fjord? Or an articulated one in sound and words? Just a gasp or piercingly loud? That’s up to you. We’ve got our ears cocked and ready listening for it.