Wednesday, 31 October 2012

All Hallow's Eve Tales of Horror

Happy Halloween Everyone!

I have been on this weird creepy high all day and why? Because I LOVE halloween. The music, the colours the history...the MACABRE. I love death and blood lust and all those creepy things that people tend to associate with Halloween.

Tonight I'll be out at the Calgary NaNoWriMo Kickoff so I can't do my usually movie marathon but it usually includes:
  • Clue
  • Ghostbusters
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Labyrinth
  • Legend of Sleepy Hallow (the Johnny Depp one)
  • Scream
  • The Amityville Horror (the original)
  • Halloween
  • The Witches
  • Trick r Treat
I love the silly movies just as much as the horror ones. It's always a tie between Trick r Treat and Scream for my favourite.

Anyways, the point of this article is to present you with a little treat; some macabre stories. I've got a small collection of stories that I've written over the past few years all with a darker theme to them. You can find them in the 'Short Stories' tab up there ^  (though not all of them are scary)

My favourite one so far (and the one I'm going to share with you) is called 'Dollhouse' and I wrote it for Friday the 13th back in July. My other two favourites are 'Gore' and Flashback'.

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Monday, 29 October 2012

Monday Fables #5: If You Could Only Know

Happy Monday everyone, I'm back with another Monday Fable. This week I'm going to be trying something knew - not just for the short story.

I'm going to start talking about other things on the blog like books and writing tips and crazy random stuff that comes up along the way. So starting wednesdays I'm going to be talking about books - books I've read, books I'm looking forward to, Author Interviews etc.

Fridays, I'm going to be talking about writing - not necessarily my writing - but tips and articles that I've stumbled across that I think deserve a read through. The next four fridays, however, are going to be devoted to NaNoWriMo because that starts on Thursday (yikes). If you don't know what that is check out all the details here and you can be my buddy here.

This week's fable isn't a song at all actually, it's a Spoken Word or Poem (it's described as both) by the gloriously macabre Emilie Autumn. So instead of writing a story, I wrote a little poem/spoken word piece. It's called 'I Don't Believe You'.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Liebster Award Nomination

YAY! *throws streamers alone* I have been nominated for the Liebster Award.

So the darling ladies at BOOKSSESED! have nominated me for the Liebster Award and my first reaction was: hooray!...what is that? So of course I asked the internet. And I found a blog post about how the Liebster is sort of chain mail for bloggers where you nominate blogs with less than 200 followers and they nominate five and those five nominate five and *I think* the purpose is to spread some love (and some recognition).

Liebster, in German, means 'Dearest' which I find very precious and sweet so I choose to believe that what I think of the Liebster award is correct. So, on to the task(s).

Monday, 22 October 2012

Monday Fables #4: One Kiss

For the fourth fable, this piece didn't go exactly as planned but I think you need to take opportunities a they come. What do you think?

Monday, 15 October 2012

Monday Fables #3: Rewrite the Ending

So this week's story was a bit of a challenge because the song is an instrumental piece. It's by Robert Duncan.

Monday Fables #3: Rewrite the Ending

So this week's story was a bit of a challenge because the song is an instrumental piece. It's by Robert Duncan.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Behind the Curtain: Flash Fiction Contest

So the lovely Anna Meade provided a flash fiction contest entitled "Behind the Curtain". You had a limit of 400 words and it had to surround the theme "behind the curtain" or the world backstage. Being a theatre junkie and a kid who grew up backstage I jumped at the chance to have a little fun. And with NaNoWriMo just around the corner what better time to stretch my writing mind? So here we go.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Monday Fables #2: Something to Talk About

And we're back with another episode of Monday Fables. At exactly 1,000 words, I rather enjoyed this little cutie here. A little to the point but I like it. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Love Bites: Scandalicious Blog Entry

As a challenge from a fellow blogger, I'm posting my attempt at supernatural smut.

The challenge was to write a 2,000 max. lust-filled scene involving something to do with the supernatural as it IS October, the self-proclaimed month of scary, macabre-ness (my favourite). So I wrote a 1900 word story entitled Love Bites though it isn't about vampires.

I should warn that this story has explicit content but my sex scenes aren't that bad (really I need to work on them) so if you have any helpful tips please let me know in the comments below.

And just a quick disclaimer: please do not use any of my content without my written permission. Please and Thank you.