A to Z Challenge,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

The Evil of the Thriller

Vincent Price’s name is synonomous with classic horror films. His characteristic voice sends shivers down your spine. When you hear him speak, you know something is waiting for you in the shadows. He is still very much missed.

With today’s Blogging Letter of the Day being V, he came to mind. Probably also doesn’t hurt that I have been doing a lot of thrill reading lately. My current book is Anno Dracula by Kim Newman suggested to me by blogging/author friend Helena Hann-Basquiat (go check out her horror masterpiece Jessica-she’s writing a sequel-I can’t wait!!!)

Today’s poetry prompt was to write a clerihew. A clerihew is a four line poem containing a pair of rhyming couplets. It is a whimsical poem usually about a famous person. The rhymes are often forced, and the first line is the person’s name. I chose Vincent Price, obviously.

The sun is shining today here in the DFW metroplex. If it’s shining where you are, go out and soak up the vitamin D. Make sure you put on sunscreen, though.

xo Jesi


Vincent Price-A Clerihew

By Jessica Scott

Vincent Price

Took smoking as his vice,

Which shortened his career in horror.

Thank god, he wasn’t an explorer.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.


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