Nightmare in Oz

by Lost One   May 31, 2017

The skies begin to blacken with
A vortex sent from hell
Lightning cackles through the air
Thunder throats a ghastly knell

I turn to run the other way
My feet won't heed my call
Breathing a ragged, raspy shout
To the abysmal sky as I fall

Whipped around the whirlwind
My world is upside-down
Am I falling to the hellish sky
Or being ripped up from the ground?

A flash of green and all is dark
I awaken to a crowd
Of ravenous tiny monsters
Singing of the meal they've found

A couldron filled with body parts
Surounded by child sized men
Approach me with anticipation
The unholy choir begins again

I fight my way through the mob
Leaving one boiling in the pot
Taking his cleaver with me as
The only advantage I've got

A sickly yellow road ahead
Behind me certain doom
Swear to God just saw a witch
Fly past me on her broom

Cleaver clenched closely while
Passing though a copse unhallowed
When a razor handed scarecrow
Slashes, hanging from grisly gallows

His face a mask of jigsawed skin
Gore dripping as he exclaims
In a gurgling gasping rotting voice
"I'll carve your brains from your remains!"

Needless to say I soiled my pants
In desperation swinging my blade
Removed the visage from his shoulders
Splattering blood across the glade

Slipping on the ruby slick
I beat feat down the road
Ambushed by an axe weilding psycho
These events should have forbode

Congealed blood caked his face
The sight gave me a start
This unholy armored blackguard screamed
"I'm going to hack out your heart!"

Still wet from the scarecrow's blood
I dive sliding between his legs
He slips and down comes the back of his axe
Between the eyes he's pegged

Gasping with every sride I take
Nothing could have prepared
Me for the demonic lion man
With the filthy fangs he bared

With a roar he sapped my courage
But fear is best with nowhere to run
I hurled my cleaver in dispair
When I opened my eyes, I'd won!

Exaltation was short lived
As my world was bathed in fire
Flying daemon monkeys
Ripped me from my funeral pyre

Next to us flew the wicked witch
She'd followed me as I fled
At least this nightmare has an end
I think I'll soon be dead

A beautiful woman dressed in blue
Ruby stiletto pressed to my throat
Stares down as I come to my sences
With a silent sneer she gloats

"A warm welcome to Oz my sweet
Before you go, a small 'footnote'
Next time let my children feast"
The stiletto rips through my throat

Unholy choir drawing near
A feast for deadly gnomes
I choke out between gouts of blood
"I just wanted to go home..."


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  • 2 years ago

    by Em

    Fan bloody tastic!!! I was gripped from start to finish, wow!!

  • 3 years ago

    by Ren

    YES YES YES!! :D Damn Tony!! This is freaking beyond words right now! I mean...holy cow!! Freaking Amazing!!! I had chills from the first line and was completely enthralled through the entire read!!! So dark and graphic and absolutely breathtaking and exciting (course what that says about me I'm not so sure lol) wooo....I need to go calm down now haha. And SUPER excited to see this nominated! |LOVE BUTTON TO THE MAX|

    • 3 years ago

      by Lost One

      Thank you for the inspiration lol. Been in a dark place lately... my deployment got extended. Just want to go home.

    • 3 years ago

      by mossgirl19

      Waah. I feel you, Ren! I couldn't calm down when I read this yesterday. And yehey to the nomination. Cheer up, Tony!

  • 3 years ago

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    • 3 years ago

      by Lost One

      Thank you for the nomination, it means a lot to me.

  • 3 years ago

    by Brenda

    Tony, I don't think I want to travel this nightmare with you, wow! A whole new twist to the yellow brick road. Well done -

  • 3 years ago

    by mossgirl19

    Whew! This was bloody! A nightmare indeed! Awesome would fall short for a description of this bloody piece. Maybe awesome to the fifth level? As in WOW, Tony!

    • 3 years ago

      by Lost One

      Thank you! I couldn't stop writing, I haven't written anything this long in a very long time

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