JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Monster


in a remote village of Nakakatakot
lived a woman called Manding
once a month she changed
to a monster called Manananggal
black wings appeared on her back
she separated her top from her torso
and flew away as the night grew dim
she needed some foetus
sucked their livers and hearts
she said she could smell pregnant women
she tried to stop herself but in vain
this power or accursed was passed on
to her by her mother
as a compromise, she tried to fly far away
away from her village, away from neighbours
hence they wouldn’t be her victims

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Monster

5 thoughts on “JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Monster

  1. You did a fine job of painting this picture, but what an upsetting topic. 😦 How awful to live some place and have to worry that some creature was going to steal your baby from within you….or to know that you’re the one that will do this to someone else like the girl in your writing.
    Have a great weekend. 🙂

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