The Melon Headed People: American Horror Story

Sadly, but truthfully, this narrative became very real for me and my love one during the partial lunar eclipse (August 07, 2017) three months after the story was told to me.


In Connecticut, Michigan and Ohio are horror stories about people with watermelons heads that live in the forest and eat other human beings.

I have a story to share whether its true, fact or fiction remains to be seen.


My cousin has come home from being institutionalized and he wanted to see his father but he could not. I met him to bring him home. I said that he was lucky to feel this for his father because his father surely did not care for him. My cousin comes from a long line of father’s boys.

I did not expect too much change in my cousin’s behavior because he was institutionalized for several years and that he would get into minor problems such as drinking and smoking and sexing. But his first day home, I did expect for him to act normal and celebrating…

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About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at:
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