wordle list seemed ready made for a gothic horror tale:

a maniac, lurking in the impenetrable woods . . .

roadkill: not a deer carcass, but a human body . . .

rustling bushes, an urgent scream . . .

steep ravine, headlights shining heavenward . . .

but my muse is fickle – she lessens my Poe-ish inclinations, removes my Gorey tendencies

sigh . . . [that’s all she wrote; she done wrote no more]

a stream of unconsciousness something on a mid-day “dark and dreary”  for mlmm wordle #250

wordle words: maniac; lurk[ing]; impenetrable; road[kill]; human; bushes; urgent[cy]; scream; steep; headlights; fickle; lessens

[I do hope my muse allows for a gothic tale every now and then . . .