Up and Coming

by flammeusgladius

Up and Coming



(for Mainak Dhar)


He’s catching up to Stephen King.

Horror will never be the same.

While Stevie’s burning everything

In conflagrations sometimes lame,

Mainak is taking careful aim

At how we lose our liberty

By swearing hard in safety’s name.

A little girl will make us free.

All readers here may not agree—

But I think Mainak Dhar has space

For branching out.  Just possibly,

A vampire ought to show his face.

Bloodsuckers, Mainak: take a crack!

(Stephanie Meyer, watch your back….)



–Tom Riley