Dinner With The Redcaps

Dinner with the Redcaps

By J. Lynne Moore

The shadow of night,
Drips through the trees,
A raven’s caw, caw,
Butchers the breeze.

Crimson eyes flicker,
Parading on high,
Draw you closer,
But you don’t know why.

A shudder of fear,
Tickles your mind.
Is this all a dream?
Can you make it rewind?

The trap is sprung,
The nightmare’s real!
Dinner for the Redcaps…
They dine with zeal!

A/N: Redcaps are a malevolent type of goblin type creature that is said to inhabit abandoned castles and said to kill strangers that take refuge in the castles.

© 2016 -2017 Cashmere Illusions.blog /J.Lynne Moore All Rights Reserved

4 thoughts on “Dinner With The Redcaps

  1. I have found ‘Red Caps’ to be utterly fascinating. Knowing that they would die if their caps weren’t wet with blood, I was utterly terrified of going outside after dark as a child. Specifically as I honestly believed we had them living under a mound near the creek on our farm. If you have an interest in Scottish Folk Life/Lore, look up ‘The Bottle Imp’, it is a (?) quarterly e-publication specific to the same produced by the University of Glasgow. Anyway, there you go. Thoroughly enjoyed your words! N.

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