One Halloween I heard a tale
Which gave me shivers down my spine
I tried to forget – to no avail
The story became part of mine
For as I heard the gruesome words
Of how this creature came to be
This Jessica, of whom I heard
Began then, to appear to me
First from corners of my eyes
Quick flicks of shadow lurking there
Skin crept; she watched me, I surmised
I never used to easily scare
But how could I, now knowing this,
Not worry about what’s begun
For I heard with one bewitching kiss
She made someone cut out their tongue
How could I not be terrified
For she writes stories in her own blood
In nightmare darkness, likes to hide
Plays melodies to your heart’s thud
Which whip you into such a craze
You cannot help but take a fright
She’ll haunt your memories for days
And show up in your dreams at night
With black-hole eyes and husky voice
Her scrawny figure pale and scarred
Her violent presence leaves no choice
She’ll possess you; no holds barred
For now, if Jessica’s yet unknown
Don’t be tempted to go and look
She’s trying to make the world her own
By sharing her tale in her very own book…
WHICH IS BEING RELEASED TOMORROW!!!
Okay, ten points if you realised that in addition to participating in some VERY cool blog hops (Finish the Sentence Friday; OctPoWriMo; 31 Days of Horror) this is a bit of a shameless plug for the Jessica book, which I HELPED TO WRITE!
The Brainchild of Helena Hann-Basquiat, the story of Jessica has been released through the past week, culminating with the finale today (as befits Halloween), and as of TOMORROW, you will be able to buy the book, which contains secret, as-yet-unpublished material. And to celebrate, I’m hosting a little giveaway.
There’s a poem I wrote not long ago, about Jessica, over on the Well Tempered Bards. I wrote it For Real, and there’s an unsubstantiated rumour that it *might* have made it into the book. SO, I’m giving the original away, because that’s a FABULOUS piece of memorabilia for this project, and hey, whoever gets it can one day say they “knew me way back when…” SO – my terms: anyone who reviews the book and posts it on either Amazon or Goodreads, or shares it on their blog, goes into the draw, and in a week, I’ll pick the winner and announce them in the Ten Things of Thankful hop.
BOOM! You get an *awesome* creepy-as-fuck book, AND the chance to win some hand-written, original, Considerer/Jessica loot – what could be better? HAPPY HALLOWEEN!