Sharlene Alba

Full of raw and unfiltered fluid poems and prompts on love, sex, relationships and life. Instagram: grungefirepoetry 


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Halloween Carnival Series: The Bone Keeper
7 hours ago
I was ready to curl up with a good horror novel and some ginger tea but the loud sound of glass breaking caused me to pause my nightly routine and head downstairs. Turning on the lights, I searched ev...
Halloween Carnival Series: Naughty Gypsy
4 days ago
Normally, I would be the first of the carnival workers to be excited for the costume contest we held annually. But this year, my wreck of a love life had really taken its toll on me, and my mood has b...
Royally Flushed
5 days ago
The king had never looked at me with anything but indifference. In fact, his eyes had never met mine until now. My service was to clean his chambers and tend to his wife. But tonight, his eyes were la...
This Is You
6 days ago
A knock on the door woke me up from my deep sleep. The thunder was loud outside, the rain was pouring, sliding down the windows. It soothed me. Relaxed the tension in my shoulders and mind. But it was...
Halloween Carnival Series: The Carousel
8 days ago
With five minutes until the clock hit one in the morning, she still hadn't shown up. She was the only reason why I kept showing up for work at this stupid amusement park every October. It wasn't for t...
Smoking Mirrors
8 days ago
The humidity inside the pyramids was excruciating, but this was her last one. One more artifact, and she could go home, where her soft mattress was waiting for her. Claire stepped through the incredib...