Mumbles … vampire

This is an interesting choice for FOWC today, but the timing is pretty good.  Just last week Thursday I was looking mindlessly through the TV channels to see if there was anything worth watching.  And I came across the Decades network and their broadcast of the old gothic soap opera Dark Shadows.  My mom used to love to watch that!  I also remember my sister and her friend watching it during the summer.  I remember the show, but I think it is more through stories and the book my mom had about it.  I was born the year it started and only 5 when it went off the air.

For those of you not familiar with Dark Shadows, Barnabas Collins is cursed by a witch and bitten by a bat… as far as I remember the stories, he is then led to suffer a life of eternity as a vampire.  I have only seen 4 episodes so far and I have seen the tarot cards, the witch, the (high quality special effects) bat attack and Barnabas fading in and out of a delirious state.  His wife (the witch) claims it is the plague.

I am loving this flashback to the very early days of my life.  And to add more to the timing of this word.  Hollywood Vampires just performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden.  But not a single one of them sparkled!


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – vampire

Enough To Bring The House Down

A strong foundation

Four walls

And a roof over my head

I have a house


Your arms

The touch of your hand

And the gentlest kiss

I am home


A deep kiss

Full body embrace

And unbridled passion

I am in heaven


A good bye

Never to meet again

And emptiness that never ends

I’m in hell on earth


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – house

The Let Down

She just broke down into tears.  It was just moments after her hand slipped and dropped the vase of roses.  It wasn’t the spilled water on the floor, the broken stems or the cracked vase that got to her.  It was the fact that they had been his roses from the funeral.  She had once more done something to let him down.  She would never be the perfect child now and her heart was tired from years of trying without success.  She lost herself in tears of regret and disappointment.  She sobbed thinking he died not knowing she loved him.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – spill

Look Away

His hands were rough

From a life of hard living

But there was something about them

I couldn’t look away.

His hands were strong

And keeping busy

They mesmerized me

So I couldn’t look away.

They were tanned

Wearing an onyx ring

No signs of a wedding band

And I couldn’t look away.

They showed a gentleness

And sense of purpose

With a slow deliberate way

But I couldn’t look away.


…if only he would touch me once

With hands that know passion

To quench this obsessive desire

Then maybe I could look away.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – touch

My Dream

A mundane existence

Is what I dream of

No nights of torment

No days of depression

Just an ordinary time

A few clouds in the sky

But no rain

Flowers growing

But no blooms

Perfectly in the middle

Never either extreme

To live life completely balanced

No highs

No lows

A mundane existence

That is my dream


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – mundane

Their Big Brother

Tara was devastated and stunned.  Her mom was gone, and she left behind a secret.  Tara’s sister Marcy told her just before the funeral that they had a brother.  Their mom had been engaged before their dad and there was a baby involved.

All Marcy knew was the baby was born in Tennessee in the 50s.  Not much to go on but Tara fought through her shock and began to wonder about her brother.  She became resolute in her search to find him.  And hoped to one day look at him face to face and tell him about their mom.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – resolute