Posts by Renee G Cote

I work and live in my solar-powered Portland, ME home with my husband and teen. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing for Children & Young Adults from Solstice. My short stories, poetry, and YA Fantasy interrogate mental health and social justice issues. I lead writing workshops, and my writing life helps pay for home renovations and doggie daycare. she/her/Wren Loyal Browncoat; huge fan of Neil Gaiman, Mercedes Lackey, James Patterson, Richard Castle, the Harry Potter movies and fandom, and the list goes on.

Haiku: Teenage Vampire vs. Werewolf – Bragging Rites

My fangs are better
than yours. Long, sharp, leave gaping
holes. In your mom’s neck.

Zombie Haiku

Decay. Flesh, peeling.
Rot, melting. Nerves lack feeling.
Dead things. Mind, reeling.

~Renee H. Gannon
Sept 5, 2009

I wrote that during a Dragon*Con 2009 panel (at the request of a panel host). I sometimes don’t get the correct number of syllables lined up, but I think it worked out this time.