Sirene Slaughter would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Ash Man

By Sirene Slaughter All Rights Reserved ©

Poetry / Horror

Ash Man

You smell like an old book,

Like dust and chemicals and mold,

Do you not care of how you look?

So worn, so tired and cold.

You remind me of death and decay,

Stinking like a funeral home,

If I were to leave would you be in dismay?

For only side by side is where we have roamed.

I fear you may blow away if I dare let a breeze in,

As your ash is spreading about as you stand,

Tell me, would you even feel the gentle prick my pin?

If only better in life had I planned.

Worth everything and nothing at the same time,

Your life was up far before I can recall,

Perhaps we should leave and stop this crime,

To better us here in the wall,

After all, you smell like an old book,

And they’re bound to find you if they just look.

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Sirene Slaughter
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

SandwichSean: A beautiful mix of words and emotions, creating characters that you feel from their first words, all in a little cramped hole under a house.

twlove37: Uh...bloody hell this story was so good. It was exactly what I was looking for when I was scrolling through Inkitt and if it was a published story I would definitely buy it. The feelings of tension and mystery that was created in each chapter (as well as romantic and sensual) was brilliant and al...

Catherine Edward: I enjoyed reading this story very much. Thanks for sharing it here. It was well written with good descriptions.Rachel travels to the Black Forest Island for an archeological dig and soon finds her team mates missing. When all the puzzle pieces fall into place it was something they weren't prepare...

sucram2323: I really love reading horror books. They thrill and excite my imagination. Although this book ends badly, I never thought that the writer was going in that direction. It is the reason why I truly like the story because of its unpredictability. I never saw that coming. I hope that the author conti...

Kamryn: Your book is so good you must have one big imagination I LIKE IT :) and not only that But I think you did an awesome job.

jessi baby901: I loved this! Invoked emotions in me. It is a page turner and the characters hook you in. Definitely needs more stars.

Havanxgelz Magno: IT'SSSS! AWESOME A THUMBS UPPP! NO MORE TO SAY BUT IT IS REALLY A MASTER PIECE ❤

happypuput: Whoa.. Your story is so fantastic. Can't stop myself reading it until there's nothing left. I wish there would be a sequel to this or not? Nevertheless, your story gives me a mixed feeling. I love it, yet I'm so desperate.

More Recommendations

Tammy Lewis: This book is an absolute gem, I’m so happy to have found such a great collection of horror/thrIller stories. The whole book Is wrItten exeptIonally well, it’s got a great flow. In depth description, setting each scene beautifully, where you are transported to the town where these stories take pla...

Erica: This was amazing, Suspensfull, i have no words to describe this story. I would love to read more of this author.

Abby: I believe this book is good. I thought I would be scared for life, however only 1 part made me scared. I wish you to write something scarier but for now, it is incredible. I hope you write more stories and to never give up. I liked it. 😊

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.