Jack the Reaper
by Gary W. Davis
Jack used to be a stingy trickster
who earned the Devil’s enmity.
He had only a lighted turnip
to tote for all eternity.
Then the Devil gave Jack a job,
to harvest souls for his nether place.
He swings his scythe to and fro,
while a hood enshrouds his hardened face.
Jack never knows a lazy day.
Where he goes there’s always Hell to pay!
© 2021 Gary W. Davis
Gary Davis likes all things classic horror and Halloween. He has
published Halloween short stories in Aphelion, Frostfire Worlds
Spaceports & Spidersilk (2016-2020). He has published poetry
Aphelion, The Vampire’s Crypt, Tales of the Talisman, Bloodbond,
Illumen, Scifaikuest, Star*Line, Tales from the Moonlit Path, and
Lester Smith Halloween anthologies (2000-2021).
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