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Writing Exercise: Creepy Dead

Write a creepy epitaph for someone who has died but their spirit still roams the earth.


Deborah Boydston

8th October 2014


Here lies Emmy Lou Grant
Who’s beauty was a sight.
Beware her presence now
She is a horrid fright.


Deborah Boydston

8th October 2014


like the epitaph - especially how she's a horrid Fright


Leslie Blackwell

9th October 2014


Jed Garner the mortician
met a morbid fate
preparing for a funeral
The needle seemed to deviate


Deborah Boydston

7th September 2015


Speaking of epitaphs I came across an interesting one sometime back

Pause reader here whilst passing by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you shall be
My life's at rest my grave you see
Prepare yourself to follow me.


From what I can decipher I think the message within suggests that the person in the grave once walked around the graveyard reading epitaphs and now you are reading his and one day someone will be reading yours. - Quite well thought out.


Leslie Blackwell

10th September 2015


That an interesting epitaph for sure and quite ingenious. Thanks for posting it Leslie.


Deborah Boydston

10th September 2015


Patrick Coholan was usually reserved and, in his own way, out of sight, perhaps out of mind to add insult to injury. I am joking, but I'm telling you that he was splendid when he was alive. He was a great guy. I miss him.

All the same, it wasn’t as if everybody didn’t say goodbye to he. It was a large funeral. Many were in attendance. Much happy small talk was said to one another. It was as if he was there. Goodbye, Patrick Coholan! All the best.

Everybody, there is tea and cookies in the field. Good luck to everybody. Meditations follow in St. Catharines. Invitation cards are on the picnic table folded beside the tent. They are the colour white. Envelopes accompany them. Any support offered is welcome. Thank you all for coming. It is a beautiful day.


Patrick Coholan

12th November 2015


Interesting Patrick. I hope this was intended to be humorous because I got a little chuckle out of it. Thanks for adding to the exercise.


Deborah Boydston

13th November 2015


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