A Zombie Haiku

26 Jun

It lurches towards me,
Flesh rotting and blood dripping.
My end is coming.


While I usually post a short story in this Wednesday slot, I thought I’d do something a little different this week and post a zombie Haiku. A Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that consists of 17 on or morae laid out in a five, seven, five format (that is five on in the first line, seven in the second and five in the last). When written in English, an on is usually taken to be a syllable (although the two are not strictly synonymous). I wrote this as a bit of fun, just to see whether a zombie Haiku would work, and I was pleasantly pleased with the result. If this gets your creative juices flowing, feel free to post your own zombie haiku in the comments section below.

From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.

2 Responses to “A Zombie Haiku”

  1. RStorey 30/06/2013 at 03:27 #

    I’ve never really played with haiku’s before. I investigated a little after accepting this challenge so I’m sure there are rules I didn’t follow … But here goes:
    A virus unleashed
    Body craves without a soul
    Flesh of the living

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