Trope Poem – Day 21 of April PAD

Today, Writer’s Digest offered the prompt of writing a trope poem. I checked the list of Horror Stories tropes and chose two of them.

On a dark, starless night
we were reading a horror story
about a lab where nerds did find
a way to paint our town red – so gory.

The trouble was that dead won’t die,
and they won’t bleed more, either.
The chance for us was just to hide
but where – hey, we’d lived together.

Another trouble – double pain
the bad won’t die, they’re just unbeaten.
All we could do was futile pray
although none did believe it’ll deliver.

So, dawn did come
With it, the light
They brought naught
We slipped away
in slumber
for our prayers
were not duly answered.

I hope this text survives
to get into your hands
and be read aloud,
to honour our attempt to fight.

©2024, soulmary

Psycho by Robert Bloch

A Review of Psycho 1959 by Robert Bloch

This is a very famous story, which, along with its main themes and characters, have crossed genres, audiences, ages and preferences. Psycho is a must-read. The twist in the plot, as well as the psychological theme are very cleverly-worked. Yet, teenagers should find something different if they search for horror.

When I first read it, I thought the book was OK. I certainly had greater expectations, though. I read it at the fragile and highly-impressionable age of 17 (I think, or could be 16, or 18) and was hungry for sensation, blood and body parts. Which it has none. It is scary, for sure, and the suspence builds as you read. Later, I saw the film and it did not impress me more.

© 2012 Mariya Koleva