"The owls are not what they seem," read the winning haiku from our David Lynch themed contest

"The owls are not what they seem," read the winning haiku from our David Lynch themed contest

Over the weekend we held a David Lynch themed haiku contest, and while many haikus evoked the spirit of Lynch, none were as stunning as Julie Rea's incredibly haunting haiku. Read it below. 

Haiku

(Inspired by a David Lynch chracter)

By

Julie Rea 

Owl stomach fat with souls;

                                         Demons lurk in childhood homes,
                                         black lodges;
                                         Screams are silent tongues; severed

#BOB

(Image credit: Julie Rea)

(Image credit: Julie Rea)

A little more about Julie Rea... 

Julie Rea has previously had some short stories and poems published online, and has had an idea for a magazine submission accepted. After an extended hiatus from writing-to have 2 daughters-Julie is tentatively beginning to write again. She starts a creative writing course at Strathclyde University in April, with a view to possibly putting the accreditations from this towards an MLitt in Creative Writing, in the future. As a fan of Chicago Literati-and David Lynch-winning this competition has been a very welcome surprise and encouraged Julie to continue on with her writing.

"Let's rock!"

"Let's rock!"

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