Today is the Day! Vote! For your favorite Horror Haiku

The Contest:

Thank you to everyone who submitted horror haikus for the contest. Well. today is the day: the day that we vote and there is a final tally. The winner gets a proof copy of “Things That Go Bump In My Head” and a t-shirt (Frankenzombie or Meathead).

Today is the last day, so we are down to the voting. In case you are curious: here are the rules:

https://sumikosaulson.com/2012/08/08/announcing-the-horror-or-horrible-haiku-contest/

And now… here are our contestants!

The Entries

ENTRY ONE: 

The moon is full,
My body change is grim.
I, the werewolf, howl

(Kay Zieger) (6)

ENTRY TWO:

Necrotic pustules
tease me mercilessly
under layers of skull print lace.

(Hobbit Des) (2)

ENTRY THREE:

Cold night grows darker,
Fatigue blocks any escape.
Famished zombies feast!

(Ronald S. Houston) (4)

ENTRY FOUR:

Shoveled dirt pounds box.
Stench filled air dwindles away.
Death shrouds open eyes.

(Ronald S. Houston) (5)

ENTRY FIVE:

Teeth combing bloody
Head tangles brain til dead
Tongue speaks nothing said

(Kristin Henderson) (4)

ENTRY SIX:

Knocking at the door
I hear their nails scratching
Blood grows in my throat

(Hollis Jay) (2)

ENTRY SEVEN:

Shadows fall down hard
There, the crash of breaking glass
A heart stops beating

(Resa Haile) (6)

ENTRY EIGHT:

Outside my window
Vague shapes hover, leering in…
Good day to stay in.

(Beth Johnson) (6)

ENTRY NINE:

Icy, she comes forth
bringing chills, terror, panic
she smells of the grave

(Beth Johnson) (5)

ENTRY TEN:

Terrorised, running
from *IT,* indefinable,
unstoppable me.

(Beth Johnson) (4)

ENTRY ELEVEN:

Warm smells of decay
infest our summer village
fresh trumps rotted death

(Beth Johnson) (3)

ENTRY TWELVE:

Sanity fleeing
shadows close in, surrounding….
I regain my edge

(Beth Johnson) (3)

ENTRY THIRTEEN:

Leaves cover his eyes
She crawled fast to his graveside
Her breath blows them away

(Jason David Butko) (4)

ENTRY FOURTEEN

I feel them creeping
Impending sense of darkness
The hell is that smell

(Jason David Butko) (3)

How To Vote:

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Each entry above is listed with the name of the person who submitted it, and the total number of tallied votes from my Facebook page in brackets and italicized after the entry. I have a poll pinned to the top of the page, in case people just want to vote for the haikus without knowing who wrote them. However, I also tallied up the number of individual likes (separate from the poll, no double voting).

You can vote on the Facebook page HERE:

https://www.facebook.com/authorsumikosaulson

OR, you can just leave a comment with the Entry Number you are voting for below this blog post. This one. Not the earlier, linked ones. I would appreciate it. We really need tie-breaking votes.

The Three Way Tie:

So far, these three are tied:

ENTRY ONE: 

The moon is full,
My body change is grim.
I, the werewolf, howl

(Kay Zieger) (6)

ENTRY SEVEN:

Shadows fall down hard
There, the crash of breaking glass
A heart stops beating

(Resa Haile) (6)

ENTRY EIGHT:

Outside my window
Vague shapes hover, leering in…
Good day to stay in.

(Beth Johnson) (6)

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~ by Sumiko Saulson on September 1, 2012.

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