SMM 2017 Halloween Writing Contest: The Girl on the Stairs

Is Halloween over? I’m running late, but I invite everyone to read my poem and the other frightfully neat stories and poems on Slasher Monster Magazine.


Madness neatly folded

into softly bundled mayhem

pressed firmly underneath

that staircase.

Those stairs

pulled me upward

in my formative years.

The little girl

at the top of the steps


in her eyes

a preternatural glow

“I'll bet you can't make it so fast...come!”

she said slowly

her teeth, sharp and gleaming

every word forming

a slight hiss.

I ran in breathless,

horrible fantasy.

Dancing eyes,

her head slowly turning

I wasn't questioning

pretending life was

a normal curve.

Then one day older,

she appeared


teeth now brandishing

razor sharp fangs

“I'll bet your life you can't makethese stairs!”

that voice

now gravelly and deep.

I looked


at her metamorphosis

into demon

daughter of

a discontent house.

Written By

L.T. Garvin

SMM 2017 Halloween Writing Contest Entry

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22 thoughts on “SMM 2017 Halloween Writing Contest: The Girl on the Stairs

  1. I truly loved this when I first read it and even more so now…I took it to be about life and aging. Works great in or outside of the Halloween/horror story genre. Hold onto this one.

      • I can understand the fascination and inspiration this season holds over your creative mind and would find it difficult myself to pull off a a horror or crime novel or anything else touching these genres during spring time! 😂

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