How a Vampire Celebrates Halloween

Dennison’s Bogie Book for Halloween (courtesy of Public Domain Review)

Last Halloween

In my

basement

found an undead

you know

a vampire.

He looks normal

except

his skin the color of white

bedsheets

and

long fingers like talons

thin

like a needle with

total black eyes

kinda creepy

flat

matte in a glossy-coated

world.

It’s true what they say

the undead

with their hypnotic voices

which

compared

to

surround sound

not so impressive.

This Halloween he’s

answering the door

help pass out candy.

I’ve dressed him up as a vampire of course.

He appreciates the meta

laughing and talking

suddenly

about blood and coagulants

his butcher friends

and breeds of pigs

grades of color

smell of iron

and how disgusting boat noodles are.

I nod and pretend

to be horrified

because

really

he’ll never know blood

like I know blood

that crampy

endless flowing weight

which feeds

the miseries of this undead world.

Now

some candy.

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J.A. Pak

J.A. Pak

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Literary, culinary, whimsical, fantastical. Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions nominee; work in The Magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy, Litro, Joyland…