Archives for June 27, 2013

The Spot Writers: The Leak

spotsThis week’s post comes to us from Val Muller. The theme this month for the Spot Writers is “water.”

Val says: The  following poem, modeled after Poe’s “The Raven,” is based on an event that happened to me one cold, rainy night in January, when my (third-floor) washing machine decided to break and leak during the most rainy storm of the year. If you like creepy things like water demons, be sure to check out my newest book, Faulkner’s Apprentice, at .  


Once upon a midnight deluge, while I cuddled in bed for refuge

In the warm, deceptive comfort of the flannel that I wore,

While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping–

Someone not-so-gently wrapping, wrapping at the bedroom door.

“Tis my husband,” I yawned and muttered, “tapping at my bedroom door— [Read more…]