Horror Matsuri #3: ‘Spooky Yuki-onna‘ John H. Dromey


It’s Week 2 of Horror Matsuri, and time for more poetry!

John H. Dromey is a regular Insignia Stories contributor, with micro-fiction in both Insignia Drabbles volumes and a great Japanese story in our recent Castles & Kimono anthology. He also has another poem scheduled for Horror Matsuri on October 29th.

Enjoy this spooky yōkai piece!


John H. Dromey

Snowbound on Honshū
Home alone though not for long
Enter Snow Woman

As an outsider
A gaijin you may not know
She brings love or death

With an icy stare
Yuki-onna’s freezing hands
Tighten on your throat

When you gasp for air
She will inhale your last breath
Then be on her way


John H. Dromey was born in northeast Missouri, USA. He enjoys reading—mysteries in particular—and writing in a variety of genres. His short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Stupefying Stories ShowcaseThriller Magazine, Unfit Magazine, and elsewhere.

Work Published with INSIGNIA STORIES

Japanese Fantasy Drabbles (Insignia Drabbles Vol.1.)

Southeast Asian Fantasy Drabbles (Insignia Drabbles Vol.2.)

‘Dream Sequence’, Castles & Kimono (Insignia Series Vol.8)


See you tomorrow for a new horror flash story!

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