haiku – 11/2/2021

Corner of the room

A figure in the shadows

Shimmering in white


Have you guys seen this movie?

I’ve seen some scary movies in my time and thought I might never find another great one – was I wrong. This movie has many scary moments sprinkled throughout, but the last thirty minutes took my breath away. It was just one thing after another and I loved it – nice to finally find a movie that actual scares you. I will say it isn’t for everyone, lots of hard gut wrenching stuff in this movie, but if you have the stamina to push through it is a very satisfying and excellent film. Should have been some awards dropped on this one.


Haiku – 1/27/2021

Winter thunderstorm

Lighting up the nighttime sky

Shaking the windows


I meant to write this one yesterday but I haven’t had a lot of writing energy this week, the month of January actually. Not even working on my podcast all that much – glad I have plenty of episodes in the can, enough to get me through March. Not sure the reason for the slump. I honestly don’t like January and February very much. Most days are cool or cold or grey and it isn’t very inspiring for my writing mood. I guess that might be the reason for the blips in my Haiku writing this month. Could also be this pandemic and as it drags on I keep feeling more and more off – tough being a stay-at-home-dad in times like these. I have been getting back into movies once again – that’s a positive. Missed watching movies. If you guys have ever been on this site: letterboxd.com you can find me at AWR72. I won a subscription to that site for a year because I shared this great podcast on social media – 70mm is the name of the podcast and if you like movies it is the podcast for you.

Anyway, let me shuttle on off of here for now. The haiku above was inspired by a storm that woke me up a couple of nights ago. Was laying in bed and this flash of light lit up the room. Then I heard a boom of thunder and it was loud. So shocked to see a storm in the middle of winter and I think, according to my smart clock by my bed, it was 42 degrees at the time. I didn’t know it could storm when it is that cold. Guess it can and if you believe the old legion – hear thunder in winter, snow in 10 days – then we might just be seeing some flakes of snow sometime soon. Thanks again for reading this far. This is me signing out. Cheers.

Haiku – Just Before The Dawn

Short story re-writes

I wake in my warm soft bed

To answer the call


I’ve been working on a collection of short stories that I hope to release before Halloween. I do have a pretty cool cover for it already that you may or may not have seen already.

Nightlight Tales - High Resolution

James is the designer of the cover and his work can be found here: http://www.goonwrite.com/index.htm

Before I leave you, here are a couple of things related to the title of this Haiku.

This is a solid slasher movie from the Eighties – one I still own on DVD. Cheap, creepy, and a great score.

A great song from the mighty Judas Priest – this is a ballad by them.

Haiku – Disembodied

In an empty house

Booming dark voice calls to me

An echoing sound


My 2-year-old son inspired this one. For some reason echos shake him up. He will come out of a room and say something like “echo hear,” and of course the writer in me sparks up. How can I turn this into something scary? This Haiku came to mind. Happy early Halloween!

One of my favorite scary movies! I thought I would post another scene from “The Changeling.”


Self plug: If you are into reading some creepy stuff for the Halloween season. You can check out my Amazon page where you will find a lot of stories that will keep you up at night. “3 Short Stories of Terror” is running free tomorrow (10/24/2014) through Tuesday. If you like killer treadmills, scary dreams, and ghosts then this might just be the collection for you – http://www.amazon.com/Anthony-Renfro

3 Short

Halloween Haiku

I don’t know where some of these Haiku got off to. I had them posted on this site, but for some reason they are not here anymore. So, I thought I would re-post them for my new audience. I hope you enjoy these scary Haiku based on some of my favorite horror movies.


A Nightmare on Elm Street

Dying in your dreams

Freddy Krueger kills at ease

Do not fall asleep

The Evil Dead


Book of the dead, bound in flesh

Demon in the woods