- Nightmare on Realm Streetby Susan Louise Gabriel
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Just an illusion?
Nightmare on Realm Street by Susan Louise Gabriel
1-6-1 contest writing prompt entry
Artwork by Raoul D'Harmental at


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Or is it just a dream



Writing Prompt
Write a three-lined 1-6-1 syllable poem where line one has 1 syllable, the second line has 6 syllables and the last line has 1 syllable. All lines must rhyme.

For example:

Stolen by crystal meth

Author Notes
This poem was inspired by the movies, "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas," Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream," and countless movies and books where the character, at the end, finds out that everything was "just a dream" (or nightmare, whichever the case may be).


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