Doll Phobia

in the dank cellar
a distillation of fear
seeps from dusty vials
moulding into the vile
tang of pink plastic
with its sardonic
with marbly
eyes that blink
in quirky

© Kim M. Russell, 2016


– Andre Govia

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #139 and shared on Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tuesday Platform

43 thoughts on “Doll Phobia

    1. Thank you, Michael. I really do have a phobia of dolls: porcelain, rubber, plastic, ventriloquists’ dummies. I’m OK with soft toys, though! Just the hard core ones scare the pants off me!

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    1. Thank you, Hank! As I admitted to Michael, I am truly terrified of dolls! As a child, I was taken to visit a great aunt who had a piano in her parlour that was jealously guarded by large Victorian china dolls. I so loved playing that piano but was too scared to be alone with the dolls!


  1. Oh those old dolls with china heads always, always creeped me out — my Aunt used to have a “doll room” when I was growing up, and it was always given to me to stay in when visiting. I don’t think she knew that instead of delighting me, they haunted me….you’ve captured that feeling here!

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    1. I’ve always had a fear of dolls, even when I was little. I preferred soft toy teddy bears and dogs. Couldn’t even stand drag dolls until my daughter had a Cabbage Patch doll and I had to get used to it!


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