The Hearse and the U-Haul by I.M. NOSFERATU

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The hearse with the U-Haul tethered behind it

Bumping and grinding like some incongruous

Conga nuptial line turned at the bend

So Old Man Waters, the cheapest man in town

Finally met his end


Family long since dead, disinherited or estranged

Only the paid cemetery workers and U-Haul driver

Were there to see him interred


Having negotiated a package deal for a refurbished

Coffin and three plots, six feet under was he while

The U-Haul with his personal belongings was parked

Over the two adjoining graves


Seventy-five years of collecting diamonds over

Wisdom and empathy left him bereft of any

Generosity or philanthropy


The top of the U-Haul was the first limb to go

Pried off by the grave robbers whose coffers

Were filled to the brim


A combustion reaction occurred a day later

After the first rain leaving the remains of the U-Haul

A rusted hulk of a tombstone rotting and decaying

Above ground quicker than old man Waters’ body

Buried beneath


by I.M. Nosferatu


IMNOSI.M. Nosferatu hails from Gehenna (look it up). He has an encyclopedic mind for horror, sci-fi, paranormal, and the occult. He has myriad other hobbies and interests which may not be appropriate to print here (or to divulge at all), but his mission in life (and death) at least for our purposes, is to find good (or as he puts it “sick”), spine-chilling, blood-curdling media in the horror genre and tout it to the world. He is a straight shooter and calls ‘em like he sees ‘em. He will not suffer fools, sycophants, ass-kissers, brown-nosers, and other suck-ups. Pillow Talking is thrilled to have him on board as a guest blogger despite having never met him face-to-face and dealing solely through emails (at odd hours of the night).

If you have something in particular you would like for I.M. Nosferatu to review, you may contact him (if you dare) at

TWITTER: @IM_Nosferatu

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Stephanie is a journalist, writer, editor, and has had several hundred articles published in various newspapers and magazines, many of which still are available online under “Stephanie Lyons Schultz”. She has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and was a practicing psychotherapist. She currently is a professor of psychology at WCSU and NVCC in Connecticut. Wayne is an Emmy-Award winning writer, producer, and director. He has produced many programs and documentaries that have appeared on television, and have been distributed to schools, libraries, and home video. Wayne also is a practicing attorney with a Masters degree in Law from NYU. In addition, he is a professor of communications at WCSU. Together, this recently wed couple write, produce, and direct as many of their stage, screen, and TV projects as they can with a full house -- their combined brood of seven! Some of their work has been featured this summer and fall off off Broadway; other work currently is under option. They hope to continue to promote more of their projects in the coming months! Feel free to write whatever comments you like! We want your feedback!