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Christopher Hivner

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 csh-01.jpgChristopher Hivner writes from a small town in Pennsylvania surrounded by books and the echoes of music. He writes mainly horror, humor and poetry, occasionally foraying into other genres and has been published in many print and online magazines. A book of horror poetry, “Moonlight Glinting off the Blade” was published in 2011 (out of print) and he has had 3 chapbooks of non-genre poetry published: “Edged in Blue”, “The Silence Brushes my Cheek Like Glass” and “Adrift on the Cosmic Sea”. Christopher has been a winner 4 times (2 firsts, 2 seconds) in the Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction and 5 times (1 first, 2 seconds, 1 fourth and 1 fifth) in the HumorPress.com writing contests. One of his poems won 1st place in 2013 and 2014 in the Eye on Life Magazine poetry contest.

 

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 The Spaces Between Your Screams

Real fear lives in the spaces between your screams.

spacesbetweenyourscreams1400x2100.jpgThe moment twilight becomes darkness, they are alive again. Whispered doubts, overfed lies, indistinct dreams; these crowd into your mind to create the monsters.

Your fear unleashes demons.

Your desire attracts blood seekers.

Your frailty makes you werewolf prey.

Your trust makes you vulnerable to the obscenity of the human soul.

When you scream we will hear only the silence between your breaths.

And we will know you are doomed.