Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Foolish Disbelief by Linda M. Crate

a murder of ravens
met at the
and their derisive cries
uncovered the
body of
a small child
bathed in her own blood
with marks
upon her throat like those of
an adder;
the townsfolk killed all the snakes
in their paranoia—
but the vampires
hidden in the shadows,
laughing at the villagers disbelief
of their existence
revealing body after body as the
villagers insisted upon
blaming something

Linda M. Crate's poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks the latest of which came out in August 2016: If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications). She is also the author of the fantasy novels branded as the Magic series.

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