A Halloween Horrorku Series by Marcia Borell


Pillowcase for treats
Crazy mind for evil tricks
Bwa-ha Halloween

Blood fountain flowing
Frocks reveal milky white throats
Vampire feast begins

Wrapped finger bones touch
Living skin crumbling to dust
Ashes to ashes . . .

Dancing down moonbeams
Catching opalescent dust
Fashioning dream charms

Mirror, my mirror
What will my reflection be?
Goddess or monster?

Practicing cackling
Wobbling in pointy-toed heels
Child witch mounts her broom

Tattered wrappings hang
I yank on the longest strip
Mummy – spinning top

Twitching witching broom
Stands in the corner waiting
Spells brewed? “Ready? Fly!”


Marcia Borell has never encountered an art medium she didn’t like. As she began doing more and more illustration work she discovered that she loved to pair writing with illustration. That was when she discovered drabbles. These 100 word tales became one of her favorite writing activities. Then along came horrorku and a new love for expressing thoughts where once again every word has to hold its own. 

Marcia is loving her life journey through writing and art.


Published 10/15/19