#CoffinHop | Undead poetry chills your blood…


Click on the full moon to hop into the coffin tour...

the gory details:

1) HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME!
2) INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND SPREAD THE WORD!
3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, October 24, 2011 at Midnight (PST)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, October 31, 2011 at Midnight (PST)
Winners will be drawn and posted November 1, 2011
4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY SITE’S CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!
5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL SITES IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. THE MORE SITES YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES.
6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE A SPOOKY FUN TIME?
***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this tour is subject to these rules***
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My Contest – Prize Time

My next WIP is a psychological thriller and it involves psychological twists and a cold-blooded killer. This killer curdles my blood. Already the killer haunts my dreams. But the worst thing about this character is that I am struggling to name him. He does have a moniker that he will be known by in the story but he does need a name.

Let me tell you a little bit about him. He is a psychopath. He is exceptionally cruel and sadistic. He is also a perfectionist who never leaves any trace of himself at the crime scene. He is fastidiously clean, almost surgically I would say. He preys on people that he feels are “fallen”. He is incredibly alluring and seductive. He is hard to say “no” to. By the time his victims realise he is the final person they will see, it is too late and they are taken by surprise. This man could be anyone. He might be your friend, your brother, your father, your lover, your husband or your colleague. He stalks you like a silent lioness. Do you know his name?

So…this is where you blog-hoppers come in. I need you to put your creative hats on and spin me a first name and surname for my sadistic killer.

The best name will win three ebooks by three phenomenal authors. (I will be announcing the names of the authors and their books closer to Halloween but believe me you will want these ebooks.) 

The best name will also become the name of my sadistic killer.

You need to be subscribed to this blog to enter (so join up if you are not already) as well as leave your best answer (along with your email address for winner notification) in the comments on any of this week’s posts on this blog. You also need to have visited and commented on at least 5 of the CoffinHop bloggers.

The winner will be announced on this blog on 5th November. Multiple entries are welcome.

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Undead Poetry

 Come take a walk with me and other undead poets as we explore the darker realms of humanity, nature and the ether. This is a place where poets of all walks come together to celebrate the visceral rawness that is poetry. 

raw

stay

You walk away,

I wait

Gone

The world breaks apart

The groaning earth cracks 

The heavens tear asunder

running,falling

Eyes burning with the sting of salt

My chest aches, the muscle of my core cracks

Bile rises up in me

Rivulets of Blood flow in a cage of ribs

Claws of Malice grasp into the beating muscle

Spilling my life through its talons

Terrible keening fills the air , something is dying

Eyes drowned in tears

I stumble in a half run 

seeking the dying creature

The agony of its violent pain deafens me

Crowds surround me, mouths moving, mute

their faces are blank, deaf to the cries of the dying

Talons are clawing  at the broken muscle struggling in my chest

I fall, My mouth is open, my heart pleads in agony

The broken thing  lies fallen, curled in a womb 

Cries as old as the earth tear out of my mouth – echo tears in my heart

The  heart struggles in weakness, 

Salt crystals grate into my cheeks

I watch as the hand tears open from within me 

hollow

heart lies next to me, dull and grey

curled in a womb

the tide of tears from the grotto deep within

rises in a flood out of me, drowning the shadow of my heart

silence – cold, hollow finally stills the creature

soft whimpers are the only echo

lying, a curled up husk in a womb

sorrow covers its naked form in heavy layers

blanketing the creature complete

the stitching of sorrow is the thread of your love

pulled tight through the needle of your cruelty

yours are the talons rending my core into shattered remains

my heart lies without, torn from me

dull, greying muscle 

– a heart dying

– a husk curled in hate’s womb

– a creature hidden in sorrow’s quilt

love

______

hate

raw

An original work by © All rights reserved Kim Koning 

…take a walk into my heart and soul through my other soul photographs

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13 Comments

  1. How about Michael Dali after the Archangel Michael (who is in constant warfare with evil) and Salvatore Dali–the perfectionist artist with the twirsted mind.

    • Ooh I like the reasoning of this name. I Love Salvador Dali too… Mmmh.
      Great suggestion! Thanks for hopping over.

  2. “the stitching of sorrow is the thread of your love

    pulled tight through the needle of your cruelty”

    – What a great line. I’m in awe of most poets. I ran across an interesting comment recently that compared poetry to flash fiction. How true. The poet has to encapsulate so much in so few words… fewer even than flash fiction. You have done a great job with this piece.

    I hope you will count this as my contest entry. I think a character name is very personal (I’ve even had to go back and change character names halfway through a story because they just didn’t feel right). But I like your contest and I hope you get some great choices to pick from. If you’re still struggling, maybe you can play with an animal or insect name that feels like his character (like Finn in relation to a shark). Best of luck and I look forward to seeing more from you.

    Paul D. Dail
    http://www.pauldail.com- A horror writer’s not necessarily horrific blog

    • Thanks for the comment and compliment Paul!
      Glad you enjoyed the poem.
      Nice meeting you on the Coffin Hop.
      I see we are part of the same Coffin Hop group #10 on Twitter.
      Look forward to reading more of your posts.
      – Kim

      • A ha!

        Is that what that meant? I thought he was just listing ten random hoppers. Does that mean I should be following you? Maybe I am already? I’m still kind of a dummy when it comes to most things Twitter. And most things blogging, too, for that matter, but learning as I go 🙂

        Paul D. Dail
        http://www.pauldail.com- A horror writer’s not necessarily horrific blog

      • Yes I think it is meant as a quick and easy number of people to both comment on, follow and to tweet links to. There are so many writers, I find it is difficult getting round the whole hop. I am only 1/4 of the way through. But I started at the bottom of the list since my blog is the Lucky last one on the hop – thought the bottom blogs might not get as much love. But mine has been getting many more hits than I ever suspected. I think I signed up to follow you already. Will check.
        But hey we are on “The Perfectly Dangerous #10”! Gotta love that!

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