“The Vampire Bat”

For Shibi…


Angry bats cry Death Eternal! Fangs glisten, hungry. Instinct joins kill, laughing. Murder; no obituaries. Predators’ quietus, rapacious screams. Thundering ululations, venomous wings. Xenophobic, yet zealous.


Obituary: A published notice of death.
Quietus: Death. Release from life.
Rapacious: Subsisting on live prey. Predatory.
Ululation: To howl, wail, or lament loudly.
Xenophobic: Fear or hatred of strangers.
Zealous: With great enthusiasm.

See? My vocab paid off for something.


2 thoughts on ““The Vampire Bat”

  1. Matthew says:

    You are gifted with words. However, although there is glory in the powerful and complex members of the lexicon, you may wish to shy away from using them too often. The proxmity of one dulls the impact of the other. Unless you’re writing poetry, in which case cram them verbose and obfuscating specifics in!Lexicon = list of words in a language.Verbose = Of too many words.Obfuscating = similar to confusing, but stronger.

  2. Liam, Baron of Hoskuldstadir says:

    I truly think that you, sir, are the most dynamic, intelligent, and powerfully adventurous person I know. There is seriously no one else I’ve ever met that has such a passion for the mysterious and the complex, and every entry you make here is more stunning than the last.
    I describe your blog as a catalyst for the wonderful.

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