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The Skeletons May Just Kill Them

The Skeletons May Just Kill Them

written by: Linda M. Crate



the veil has thinned,
masks are off;
the monsters are free to
be themselves without
having to hide—

the ghosts and ghouls
are out to play,
vampires are biting and witches
are hexing and swamp things are
terrifying as werewolves devour;

and the moon and stars watch
the show as if it is a movie—

a cold, dark night when one
should be careful there
are those digging up bones,

not knowing the skeletons
might just kill them.

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. The third of the seven book series Centaurs & Magic was published November 2016. Her novel Corvids & Magic was published March 2017.
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