Writing, Writing Prompts

WOD Challenge 10-27-20 Crypt

Hey! Happy (but chilly) Tuesday and let me start my post with an unrelated announcement. My friend and former co-worker (Shay Medina) has started a new business baking cakes and candy. She makes cake pops and other lovely confections. You can find her on Instagram@shaes_cakery and orders can be placed by DM (direct message) on Facebook Messenger. If you’d like to help her out, she is a lovely person and we need to support small businesses all we can right now.

Now on to our regularly scheduled program. 😉

Crypt-an underground room or vault beneath a church, used as a chapel or burial place.

“We continued our route in search of the Amontillado. We passed through a range of low arches, descended, passed on and descending again, arrived at a deep crypt, in which the foulness of the air caused our flambeaux rather to glow instead of flame.” -from The Cask of the Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe

Now, anyone can copy a quote like I did from The Free Library by Farlex but a true writing exercise would be to come up with a story, poem, drawing or something like that. Maybe a limerick??

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A woman once checked out a crypt

After all, she was visiting Egypt

The mummies she saw

Caused a slack in her jaw

Once frightened, it’s whiskey she sipped!


Lame? I hope not. I don’t like the subject of death or cemeteries, I don’t like seeing hearses, and I don’t want to think about the day I or someone close to me dies. So, I have to stay a little tongue-in-cheek when it comes to the subject and I doubt if you’ll ever catch me visiting a crypt. Although, I do have to occasionally visit the crematorium where my mom and David’s dad are buried (placed?) and it is a very somber occasion when we do. I don’t know how to express how I feel about it. They don’t know we are there, but it’s customary to show one’s respects, so we do.

To visit a crypt would be to accept some kind of creepy dare, like a prank for Halloween or maybe not. I guess if I look at the historical aspect, from a scientific point of view, maybe it wouldn’t be so bad. I guess seeing something like King Tut would be pretty cool. Is he in a crypt or a tomb? Wait, aren’t they the same thing? I wish Edgar was still around, he could tell me. 😉


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