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The Pool of the Stone God

For those of you who will not be spending the weekend dressed scandalously and behaving just as badly, or scaring young children, or throwing personal hygiene product in the trees of your enemies, …

For those of you who will not be spending the weekend dressed scandalously and behaving just as badly, or scaring young children, or throwing personal hygiene product in the trees of your enemies, here’s a quick little bit of badinage to keep you in the mood.

Note: includes an outburst of wicked laughter. You’re welcome.

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By miette

Miette has been podcasting the best of world literature's short fiction since March 2005, when she was just a pup.

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Halloween

When all is dark
And still of night
Don’t look behind you
You may get fright

Someone may take you away
Hide you in the dark and stay
Away from all the eyes that see
Come away away and see

To a place that’s dark below
Where still waters never flow
Be taken far away and meet
And it will give you
Trick or Treat

a big thank you for your time Miette.
ian

hygien products in the trees
bloody rags of crimson leaves
children creeping in their masks
maidens drowned in wine-filled casks
stories told on all hallows eve
bosoms sag before they heave
poems writ on the internet
ephemeral, but don’t forget
the gift of occasional lines of verse
carry within a hidden curse
remember me!

There once was a girl named Miette
Like “crumb” in French, I guess
I knew that the voice
So balanced and poised
Was from the girl that I’ve never met

Sorry I didn’t keep with the theme, I can only write limericks. (I didn’t say I can only write limericks well, I can just only write them period.) But here try this one for Halloween themed –
There once was a day called Allhallowmas
When Celts would scare away demons and brats
But now all we do
Is dress up and drink booze
And forget our honorable past

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