Scary Costume Ideas # 18

For the last three Octobers, the couple of weeks before Halloween I’ve written a series of poems called: Scary Costume Ideas. I meant to start on the 15th (two weeks prior) but alas, I will start today….please use the comment section to supply your own Scary Costume Ideas.

Scary Costume Ideas # 18

Genetically Modified Corn

the insect who ate the GMO corn whose belly exploded

high fructose corn syrup

a toddler with a leaky intestine

my attention span


the memory of the American electorate

the weight reading of my scale last Saturday

A seed cloud

A broken geiger counter

the irregular spot on my skin

Paul Ryan’s bicep

The orgasm Ann Romney never had.


About margaretelysiagarcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia primarily writes fiction, essays and poetry from a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada. She's currently working on a non-fiction book about plus-sized modeling. She's also searching for a publisher for her new collection of stories? Mary of the Chance Encounters. Her short story collection Sad Girls & Other Stories out now on Solstice Literary Press. She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas and Girl Body Pride. Is a contributor to Hip Mama Magazine. She writes the zine The Adventures of Sad Girl with her daughter, Paloma. She’s a three-time director of the national Listen to Your Mother Show in Plumas County ( She has an alternative women’s music show Milkshake & Honey on Plumas Community Radio (
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One Response to Scary Costume Ideas # 18

  1. David Lewis says:

    Scarlett Johansson’s exhausted blusher
    Return of the Vermin from the Snotgreen Sea
    Tom Hanks acid bath
    The Were Leper Colonialist
    The Pathological Liar
    Any other faceless nameless character from Sylvia Plath
    Edgar Allen’s Eggnog
    The Forced Twilight of the Goths
    Tha Marshmallow Toad
    Dracula Face-lift
    Kurt Cobain Takes His Revenge On Seattle
    The Green Manalishi With The Three Pronged Horn
    Star Trek on Ice
    I Remember Kelvin
    Virgin flight of the headless chicken
    Paparazzi lynching party
    Hitler Youth in the House of Windsor
    Wombats on Acid
    The Boom Town Rat
    The Emeror’s Fat Cigar Stub
    Newton’s Virtual Fig
    The Hibernating Frog
    Leda In Bondage
    The Fin of the Celebrity Chef’s Crashed Chevrolet
    Any Other Fender Bender
    The Lost Chord Suspended

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