Shadow Monsters

Shadow monsters slither in sibilant stretches.
In languidly inked lines along the hallway’s walls.

Their shapes change with every movement.
Sometimes fangs.
Sometimes claws.
Sometimes large.
Sometimes small.
Sometimes they don’t seem to be there at all.

They duck under the floorboards
When the brave ones approach.
They slither and seethe around the ankles
Of those who fear the night.

They tickle.
They tease.
They bite.
They haunt.

They slither silently along the hallway’s walls.
All through the night.

August writing prompts

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